Addie’s silk art paintings employ Habotai silk
as the canvas and professional silk dyes as
the medium. Addie works out the painting in
her mind along with questions of size,
techniques and colors.
She always has a sketch book handy. The
sketch is drawn on vellum using Plein Aire art,
drawings and self taken photos. Silk is taped
over the sketch and traced.
A water-based gutta resist is applied to the
silk to delineate form and create containment
Addie paints in a watercolor manner
employing lots of colors, in many layers,
which mix on the silk.
The dyed silk is steamed for 8 hours to set
and enliven the colors.
Addie paints on silk with dyes because she
loves color, design and the luscious feel of
silk. The goal of her silk art is to add
happiness to the lives of owners and viewers.
Addie is a resident of South Lake Tahoe, California. She has traveled in Mexico and lived in Europe plus
Canada. Addie enjoys Plein Aire and studio painting. Teaching silk art and painting on silk are two joys for Addie.
Awards and Honors:
26th Annual San Diego Quilt Show
US District Courthouse, Maryland
“Sum of the Parts,” Surface Design Association, Kansas City
“Emerging Visions on Silk,” Ratner Museum, Bethesda
“Silk and the Bible,” Ratner Museum, Bethesda
“Orchid Express Show,” Smithsonian Museum
Cover Artist, Silk Painters International Congress
Poster and Cover Artist, Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts
Peace Banner, National Traveling Art Exhibit
Cover Artist, PGA Golf Tour Art Auction, Kapalua
National Academy of Sciences
San Diego Watercolor Society and Woman’s Art Show
Mural in a Day Artist
First Place and Best of Show, Fine Arts, Santa Barbara County Fair
Past Showings and Galleries:
Arlene Siegel Gallery, Santa Fe Fire and Rain Gallery, Lake Tahoe
Snowflake Gallery, Lake Tahoe Tahoe Art League Gallery, Lake Tahoe
Wyland/Oh My Godard Galleries Black Pearl Gallery, Tahoe
Tahoe Country Gallery College of Santa Fe
University of Maryland Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts
Kapalua Art School, Kapalua, Hawaii La Jolla Festival of Art
La Quinta Art Festival San Diego County Fair
ADDIE SILK ART: Silk Painting Lessons DVD1, 2 Disk DVD Set
ADDIE SILK ART: Silk Painting Lessons, Art Book
ADDIE SILK ART: Lessons and Gallery, Art Book
“Watercolorist’s Guide to Silk Painting,” American Artist Magazine
"Ask Addie," Column for Silkworm, Silk Painters International Newsletter
Tahoe Quarterly, Featured Artist
Silk Painters International
President, San Diego Silk Guild
Tahoe Art League- Instructor, Art Community Center Spokesperson
Tahoe Arts Project- Created "Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts"
Instructor: Long Beach International Quilt Show, Lake Tahoe Community College (Adjunct Professor of Art),
Tahoe Art League, University of Maryland, Santa Fe Community College, College of Santa Fe, Maui Community
College, Kapalua Art School, Art Methods and Materials Show for American Artist Magazine, Artists’ Materials
Expo- Santa Fe.
Education: UCLA: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts