Mixed media collage demonstration

By Diane Leys
Tri-City Voice, February 17, 2012

Mixed Media Collage Demonstration - Olive Hyde, Feb 22, 2012Award winning local artist Denise Oyama Miller is presenting a “Mixed Media Collage Demonstration” at Olive Hyde Art Center on Wednesday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.

With a degree in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, Miller worked 30 years for Kaiser Permanente in the Information Technology area. Retirement has given her the opportunity to work on her art full time. As a multi-media artist, her work is now in many private and public collections. Currently, she has exhibits at Gallery Concord and Valley Art in Walnut Creek. She is a member of the California Watercolor Association, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Fremont Art Association, Livermore Art Association, Pleasanton Art League, and Artists 7, a women’s art group that travels together and shows their work throughout Northern California.

Mixed Media Collage Demonstration - Olive Hyde, Feb 22, 2012Inspired by the natural world, Miller’s work often focuses on intimate landscape scenes. “I love the challenge of taking an idea from one of my inspirations and interpreting it in fabric or watercolor. The challenge of taking an idea from inspiration to completed artwork is thrilling.”

Focusing primarily on water media and art quilts, the demonstration at Olive Hyde will show a new, exciting technique for combining these two mediums. Utilizing fabric, paper, and paint Miller will show examples of her mixed media collages and demonstrate techniques for creating a small landscape.

Sponsored by the Olive Hyde Art Guild, there will be no charge to participants, but attendance is limited. Contact the Program Chair at (510) 651-4441 for reservations and a supply list. Refreshments will be provided.

Mixed media collage demonstration
Wednesday, Feb 22
10 a.m. to noon
Olive Hyde Art Center
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 651-4441

Photos courtesy of Jurek Zarzycki, Olive Hyde Art Guild