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My desire to be creative goes way back to my childhood, when I was painting by numbers and making my own doll clothes.  I started experimenting with watercolors in high school, and I still enjoy it very much.  My father was an old time prospector, and I spent most of my childhood in the mountains, panning for gold and searching for rocks.  When I was in high school, he started a lapidary business, and I learned how to make beautiful cabochons from the rocks that we found.  He was always asking me what color certain rocks were because he was color blind.  I grew up reading "Field and Stream" magazines and spent time at gem and mineral shows, so I am not surprised that I love to paint nature and make jewelry.   I like to think that my handcrafted jewelry reflects the detail found in my watercolor paintings and my love of nature.

I started designing jewelry about four years ago, and I continue to enjoy the challenge and unlimited possibilities.  I strive to create wearable and affordable jewelry as unique and individual as the person who will wear them.  A lot of love, craftsmanship, and quality goes into each piece of jewelry that I make, and I find great joy in sharing my paintings and jewelry with other people.

 
awards
stanislaus county fair - turlock, ca
expressions art show - tracy, ca
 
◊ exhibitions and shows
stanislaus county fair - turlock, ca
mother lode art show - sonora, ca
roasted bean - tracy, ca
expressions art show - tracy, ca
grand theatre center for the arts gallery, tracy, ca
 
◊ collections
leroy and glenna sue petz - tracy, ca
anne langley - tracy, ca
sherri parker - houma, la
kevin and valerie vollbrecht - redding, ca
chuck and polly petz - tracy, ca
robert and peggy hoke - greely hill, ca
dennis and grace merritt - tracy, ca
 
◊ gallery presentation
roasted bean, tracy, ca
 
◊ art related employment and projects
modesto parks and recreation department
accent printing - stockton, ca
embroidery and silk screening - stockton, ca
action sports - modesto, ca
petz enterprises, inc. - tracy, ca
lammersville elementary school - tracy, ca
the primates - walnut creek, ca
tracy parks and recreation - tracy, ca
new jerusalem charter school - tracy, ca
new jerusalem elementary school - tracy, ca
 
◊ art related education
artist dave glaister - ceres, ca
watercolor artist dan peterson - modesto, ca
watercolor artist pamela wilhelm - tracy, ca
 
◊ education
ceres high school - ceres, ca
modesto jr. college - modesto, ca
 
◊ memberships
tracy art league board member 2009- tracy, ca
 
◊ born
white sulphur springs, west virginia, 1960, as lynn hoke