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Abstract Art

About P'anne . . .

Phyllis (phyllis anne or p'anne), was born & grew up in the mid-west, studying fine art in college. Then, traveling solo throughout the United States in a Volkswagen convertible, she studied art, drama & psychology in 3 universities. Focusing on psychology & human nature, she earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University in Northern California.

Residing on both coasts, Phyllis raised her children in California. She owned & operated a professional counseling clinic leading to speaking tours at conferences & teaching professionals worldwide.  In each country, Phyllis visited art museums, galleries and private studios. In 2009, she founded "Gallery of Dreams", an art studio & gallery in Campbell, CA, later moving to a private Studio at The Alameda ArtWorks in San Jose, CA. In 2024, she moved her main studio to the Zhou-B Arts Center (ZBAC) in Kansas City, MO. Primarily abstract creations are influenced by life story & nature.

Phyllis Anne Jenkins
contemporary landscape
Artist Statement

Thoughts. Experiences. Inspiration.

My first memories are of making art with my hearing impaired, artist grandmother. I loved movies & theater. Studying drama & art in college, I identified with behind-the-scenes action & grunge of theater. I am still moved by the story & drama of people’s lives. My work envelops the good, the bad & ugly of the lived in world. The order & disorder, peace & chaos of nature & humanity, are reflected in my work. What I aim to convey is the delicious ways we overcome obstacles, find peace in the midst of confusion, love in the disarray of disagreement & congruence within ourselves. The necessary wabi-sabi of life, making something new of the old, honoring the time worn while encouraging spontaneity so easy to lose, is what I hope to capture in my work. How I live is how I create.

The visual narrative of my art, winds its way in, surprising me & hopefully the viewer. During the creative process, I let go & enter what feels like a trance-like state. It is then my best work emerges. It is a triumph when the painting seems to paint itself revealing surprising stories or feelings & deeper secrets emanating from the unconscious in me, transforming in the reflected experience of the viewer.

Releasing ego, perfectionism & fear of exposure, I enter the creative arena where the work begins. The process feels mysterious, vulnerable, & even sacred.  As the creative process unfolds, a contrast of chaos & order weaves its way into the heart of my work. At best, resulting images act as a Rorschach igniting internal conversations between viewer & image, enlivening dormant mysteries, sparking an awareness of precious aliveness. I like the quotation:  

                                  "While creating, artists are literally out of their minds'

Keys To The City

Exhibitions & Galleries

Shows

Exhibitions

2024

"Grand Opening", Zhou-B Art Center, Kansas City, MO

"Existence", Exhibizone (International), Canada

"Art Unleashed", Art Mozaik Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

"Happiness", Exhibizone, (International), Canada

"Exploring Monochromatic Art", Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

"Aqueous", Art Fluent, (International) Boston, MA 

"Navajo', (Permanent Collection) The Contemporary, Northern Waters Resort, Watersmeet, MI

2023

In Studio, By Appointment Only: 3/23-12/23

Moving Studio, California to KC, KS:  1/23-3/23

Indigenous", The Contemporary, Northern Waters Resort, Watersmeet,MI

2022

"Kandy Kultur", Core Art Gallery, Lakewood, COLO

"October Group Art Show", The Jones Gallery, Kansas City,  MO

Textures & Forms, 2022, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

A Night in Venice Gala, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

April Open Studios, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

"Indigenous", The Contemporary, Northern Waters Resort, Watersmeet,MI

2021

"So Real - Surreal", O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Indigenous", The Contemporary, Northern Waters Resort, Watersmeet, MI

"November National Group Art Show", The Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO

"Ocean", Long Beach Creative Group (LBCG), Long Beach, CA

"Art in the Time of Corona", A Global Art Project, Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, CA

"September National Group Art Show", The Jones Gallery, Kansas City,  MO

Open Studios: Fall 2021, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

Statewide 2D Art Competition, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

"The Sky's The Limit", Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

"June National Group Art Show", The Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO

"A Thousand Words", CORE New Art Space, Lakewood, CO

"Tribute: National: Homage to People, Places & Things", d'art Center, Norfolk, VA

Open Studios: Spring 2021, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

"April National Group Art Show", The Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO

"Member Art Show", O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"A Moment of Reflection", O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2020

"April National Group Art Show", The Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2019

"Group Show", Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

"Bay Area Women Artists", O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Awakening The Spirit", Town Books, San Anselmo, CA

"Silicon Valley Open Studios", The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Holiday Boutique”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Fall Show: Benefit for Sacred Hearts”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

2018

"Art of the Spirit“, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Artist of the Month", Simply Smashing, Campbell, CA

"Affordable Art Fair", JCOS Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA

"Silicon Valley Open Studios", The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Holiday Boutique”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Fall Show: Benefit for Sacred Hearts”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

2017

"Bay Area Women Artists", O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

“Sign of the Times“, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

"Holiday Boutique",The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

"Silicon Valley Open Studios", The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

"Affordable Art Fair", JCOS Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA

2016

“Dreamscapes“, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

“Spaces Exhibition”, SpacesWorks, Menlo Park, CA

“Holiday Boutique”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Spaces Exhibition”, SpaceWorks, Menlo Park, CA

“Fall Show: Benefit for Sacred Hearts”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Silicon Valley Open Studios”,  The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Black,White & Shades of Gray“, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2015

“Sight & Insight”, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

“Holiday Boutique”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Fall Show: Benefit for Sacred Hearts”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Blue Umbrella Collaborative”, Cabrillo Festival, Santa Cruz, CA

“Silicon Valley Open Studios”,  The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Annual Member Show", O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2014

"Red", O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

“Penny Arcade”, HIVE Artspace, York, PA

“Blue Umbrella Collaborative”, Cabrillo Festival, Santa Cruz, CA

“Holiday Boutique”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Fall Show: Benefit for Sacred Hearts”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Illustrated”, HIVE Artspace, York, PA

“Silicon Valley Open Studios”,  The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“SVOS Special”, Los Altos Main Street Café and Book Shop, Los Altos, CA

“The Circus! Show”, Canvas Ghost Gallery, San Jose, CA

Featured Artist: “Love Actually”, Gallery of Dreams, Campbell, CA

“SweetheART Exhibit”, The Alameda Art Works, San Jose, CA

“Art & Healing”, Lafayette Park Hotel, NCGPS Annual Dinner, Lafayette, CA

“Watercolor: Outside the Lines”, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2013

“Teeny Tiny Show”, Starkweather Arts, Romeo, MI

“Holiday Boutique”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

“Fall Show: Benefit for Sacred Hearts”, The Alameda ArtWorks, San Jose, CA

2009 - 2012

Featured Artist: “Black Rhapsody” Asian Fusion Restaurant, Mountain View, CA

Resident Artist: Gallery of Dreams, Campbell, CA

 

Galleries

2016-2017

Gallery 24

24 North Santa Cruz Avenue

Los Gatos, California 95030

JJCO's Art Haus

University Avenue

Los Gatos, CA 95030

2009-2013

Gallery of Dreams

300 Campbell Avenue

Campbell, California 95008

 

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