••• Resumé •••

Linda Ruiz-Lozito
Wildcat Arts

My favorite mediums to work with are oil paints and soft pastels. I like the feel and interaction of the pastels on the paper and the color and textures of the oil paint on the painting surface.

The primary element of color has been my focus. Color on it's own has energy, emotion and can create a mood. I look for vitality and life in my subject and try to show a feeling of playful enthusiasm in my artwork. I use texture and shape in the composition help to create movement in a painting.

The primal urge to create art has been a constant thread in my life. I have continued to create art throughout my life, even with other demands, such as my children and family.

Selected Exhibitions

Currently have art on display:
A.C.C.I., Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc. Fine Art & Contemporary Crafts Gallery.
1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA, 94709
Group exhibitions and ongoing representation

Pro Art's East Bay Open Studios, June 3-4 & 10-11, 2006. Open art studio to publict

Odyssey Books
, Metaphysical Shop, Edmonds, Washington. 2000-2001
Group exhibitions and had ongoing representation

Harbinger, Arnold, California. 1993-1996
Group exhibitions and had ongoing representation

L' Atelier Murphys, California. 1993-1997
Group exhibitions and had ongoing representation

Silver Lining Studios, Angels Camp, California. 1994-1995
October 1994, Solo exhibition and had ongoing representation

Kautz Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, California. 1993-1995
Group exhibitions

Pro Art's Open Studios, 1991, Open studio event

Pro Art's Open Studios, 1990, Open studio event
Publications: Contra Costa County Newspaper, front page, full color, June 15, 1990

Awards
Richmond Works, Juried competition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
Ernie Kim Award received for a figure sculpture
Columbia College, Juried student competition, 1995. Received awards and sold art


Commissions
Leslie & Ric Peralta,
• Portrait of both their sons, Oil painting, 36" x 46"
• Panaramic view from El Cerrito Hills of San Francisco Bay. Oil Painting, 48" x 24"

Annie Smith
• Double portrait of sisters. Oil painting, 11" x 14"
• Portrait. Oil painting, 5" x 7"


Work Experience
For over 20 years I have worked as an Art Director, Illustrator, and Graphic Artist, owner of Wildcat Grrraphics. I've had illustrations / artwork published in numerous publications. I've created illustrative art, textbook illustrations, anatomy & medical illustrations, product drawings, etc.


Publications
, Illustrations, Partial List
Addison-Wesley Earth Science, A textbook for high school level, published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1986. For this project I created approximately 65 full color illustrations, executed in watercolor and airbrush.

Addison-Wesley Life Science, A textbook for 7th grade, published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1985. For this project I created about 60 full color and 6 black and white illustrations.

Women's Health Care: A Guide to Alternatives, published by Prentice Hall, 1984. For this book I drew about 30 Anatomical line and halftone illustrations.

Bay Area Artists Calendar, 1984, Two of my Portrait / Figure pastel drawings were published


Educational Background

California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA.
Studies include: Painting & Life Drawing

Foothill Jr. College, Los Altos Hills, California
Studies include: Painting, Life Drawing, Anatomy, Illustration, and Graphic Design

Continuing Art Studies include,
Columbia College, Figure Drawing, Figure Painting
Richmond Arts Center, Figure Sculpture, Figure Drawing, Landscape Painting
Contra Costa College, Ceramic Sculpture

Intuitive Training, Graduated the eighteen month seminary program with CDM in Berkeley, 1991.
Advanced intuitive training at Aesclepion in San Rafael, 2005.

Portrait of Woody Allen,
Illustration in Oil paint, 1980