A native of Scotland, watercolor artist Eileen Ormiston, now lives in San Anselmo, California. Her paintings which blend flowers with still lifes and landscapes are in homes in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Japan and New Zealand. Observing familiar objects such as favorite pieces of china, oranges, pears and apples will often spark the beginning of an idea for a painting. Painting flowers from her garden, reflections on water, shadows and changing light are a constant source of interest to her. Portal Publications of Novato, California have produced posters from her paintings, and Camden Graphics in London, England have produced cards from many of her paintings. She is represented by the Hanover Fine Arts Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. One of her paintings was juried into the 2017 edition of American Art Collector produced by Alcove Books of Berkeley, California. She is a member of the Marin Society of Artists of California. She enjoys participating in Marin Arts Council Open Studios, and the Marin Art Festival at Lagoon Park in San Rafael, California.

B.A. Queens College, Glasgow, Scotland, 1964
M.A. San Francisco State University, California, 1972
M.Ed. San Francisco State University, California, 1987

Art Background:
The artist has studied watercolor with artists John Komisar, Ken Potter, Helen Stanley, Elaine Badgley-Arnoux, and Peter Kitchell. She has also taken watercolor classes at San Francisco State University and College of Marin.

Art Show Awards and Juried Exhibitions
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Solo Show, January - March 2020
Tiburon Town Hall, Solo Show, September - October 2019
Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, Solo Show, October 2018 - January 2019
Gallery 190, University of California, San Francisco, Solo Show, October - December, 2017
Finalist in the Get Covered Contest, Marin Magazine, 2015
Mill Valley City Hall, Solo Show, January, 2013 and 2017
Falkirk 2011 and 2012 Annual Juried Exhibition
Bouquets to Art - de Young Museum San Francisco April 2010
Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Tiburon, Solo Show August, 2008 and 2014
Napa Library, Napa, Solo Show August, 2008 and 2015
Ross Valley Winery, San Anselmo, Solo Show August, 2007
International Festival Exhibition, Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland 2001-2008
Marin County Fair, Honorable Mention July, 2007
Marin Arts Festival at the Civic Center Lagoon 2002-present
Marin Open Studios 1999-present
Marin Society of Artists, Annual Member Show 2002-present
Marin Society of Artists, Spring Rental Show 2002-present
Marin Society of Artists, Fall Rental Show 2002-2008
Fairfax Library, Fairfax, Solo Show December 2006
Marin Arts Council, Civic Center, San Rafael 2003-present
Artisans Gallery, Group Show, Mill Valley 2000-2005
Two Bird Café, San Geronimo, Solo Show September, 2005

Works on Consignment and Collections
2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 American Art Collector
Marin General Hospital
Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa
Bank of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Marin Society of Artists Rental Gallery
Portal Publications, Novato
Camden Graphics, London, England
Marcel Schurman, Fairfield, California

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