Gay Huntley's Profile

About

Welcome to my shop. I was born and raised in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, Calif.. I have a BFA in Printmaking and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts. In the 70's I worked in Batik Soft Sculpture and Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry and was living and showing in the New York Tri State Area. In the 80's I was an in-house corporate graphic designer and illustrator and also worked freelance for major giftware and stationery/card companies. In the early 90's I had my own line of needlepoint canvases. I designed, produced and represented to local needlepoint shops. Also, I developed a line of silkscreened clothing for various companies. From the late 90's to the present, I teach art classes at Yuba Community College and the Davis Adult School.
I started a Beading Club on the Yuba campus this semester with some very enthusiastic students.
My current medias are Mosaic and Beading. I have…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 20
  • Joined February 18, 2012

Favorite materials

Jasper, Calcite, Berma Jade, Fresh water pearls, Japanese seed beads, Amber, Aventurine, Malachite, Hematite, Carved Bone, Tourquoise, Lapis, Green Garnet

Shop

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SPRING SALE Beadwork Inspired by Nature

About

Welcome to my shop. I was born and raised in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, Calif.. I have a BFA in Printmaking and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts. In the 70's I worked in Batik Soft Sculpture and Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry and was living and showing in the New York Tri State Area. In the 80's I was an in-house corporate graphic designer and illustrator and also worked freelance for major giftware and stationery/card companies. In the early 90's I had my own line of needlepoint canvases. I designed, produced and represented to local needlepoint shops. Also, I developed a line of silkscreened clothing for various companies. From the late 90's to the present, I teach art classes at Yuba Community College and the Davis Adult School.
I started a Beading Club on the Yuba campus this semester with some very enthusiastic students.
My current medias are Mosaic and Beading. I have always been inspired by the beautiful shapes and colors found in nature. I love plants, animals and birds. Even some bugs, and I have always had many pets. Art history from the cave man to the Impressionists also plays a great part in my work. Celtic art and culture inspires my imagery, also.
Sometimes, I have a finished piece in mind before I start. Most of the time, I select a center piece and let the piece evolve around it. I suppose that is why I love Jasper and other stones that have a lot of movement. Abstracts by Nature.

I enjoy special orders and creating for clients. If you want to see sketches , I have to charge a little extra. If you supply the center piece or some of the med. sized pieces, then I will reduce the price accordingly.

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