About the Art:
I draw the subjects of water to represent meditation.
I draw from snapshots
from above of swimming pools, fountains, mineral and hot springs.
process of making and building the chalk pastel drawing on paper,
down, observing visual texture, focusing on emptiness, breathing
awareness of sensory experience around me while I create is part
meditation on water. My inspiration to draw and paint water is
connected to my practice of mindfulness and my swimming practice.
New Work (2016-2017) I plan to use oil pastels on
during my professional development leave from Foothill College.
About the Artist
Hilary Gomes was born and raised in San Francisco.
She earned her B.F.A. in
Painting, Printmaking and Drawing from Cooper Union for the Advancement
Art and Science in New York City. She also earned a Teaching certificate
from Parsons School of Design as well as her MA and MFA in painting
the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. She has been a full
Professor at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA from 2001 to the
to download her cv.