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Member Gallery: Toni Gregorio-Bunch

I am Not Just a Number
I am Not Just a Number
San Jose - East Bay Hills
San Jose - East Bay Hills

aftistI started painting in 2014, shortly after my 50th birthday.   I had only taken some drawing classes before then, but when my mother suggested I try painting,  I stepped into the water and have never gotten out.  I love painting with watercolors because of how the paint interacts with the light, water and paper in subtle and bold ways.  Its unpredictability is exciting, and you are never sure how the final image will turn out. I am mostly self-taught, but have also taken painting classes and workshops through community colleges, paintings associations and private lesson

 

My inspiration comes from my time spent in California and Europe, hiking, and exploring cities and the countryside.  I enjoy gardening, mainly with California native plants. I am a long time volunteer with the California Native Plant Society – Santa Clara Valley chapter and especially enjoy painting the plants and landscapes around the San Francisco Bay area.