Education Background

Art Center College of Design, BFA

Lorser Feitelson, private study in painting composition

Harry Carmean, private study in life drawing

George De Groat, private study in etching




Solo Exhibitions:

7th Street Gallery, Los Angeles

Ojai Vally Art Center, Ojai, CA

Santa Monica Library, Santa Monica, CA

Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA

Antioch University, Los Angeles

O'Melveny & Myers Art Gallery


Group Exhibitions:

7th Street Gallery, Los Angeles

San Bernardino County Museum California Oil Painters of Note

Thomas Paul Gallery, Los Angeles


Teaching Experience

Art Center College of Design, Life drawing

7th Street Gallery, watercolor painting

Private instruction in life drawing and painting



 "Wendy's work has become very personal, sensitive and attractive" - Lorser Feitelson in a letter to Jale Erzen dated September 27, 1976

Several threads in my work tie to El Greco: tension which plays an important role in how I compose, the rhythms, and the play of forms within forms. 


In the 1970s I began adapting drapery studies to imagined landscapes. This still interests me and a series with recurring themes goes on.  Simultaneously since the 1990s, I  wanted to work with the figure again as in my early career.  El Greco and other  Mannerists continue to  influence and inspire.  The figurative pieces often have their geneses in personal experiences or something with irresistible imagery which I have read or heard.   These are personal pieces which will hopefully evoke moods or memories in the viewer. 


Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,  my parents with two babies moved to Honduras when I was 9 months old. Although I had no opportunity to visit a museum until I was 12,  I drew before I wrote.  By the time I started at Art Center College of Design  in 1972, I had been bumping around art classes in search of a teacher.  At Art Center I found in Lorser Feitelson both teacher and mentor as well as inspiration and friend.   He and Harry Carmean will always be models of artists' integrity to whom I owe an enormous debt. 


After Feitelson passed away in 1978, I helped his wife, artist Helen Lundeberg, inventory their work and collection to set up the Feitelson / Lundeberg Art Foundation.  I joined this foundation's  board in 1993 and became its president in 1999. 


After a long wait, my husband, three dogs, and I have returned to my much-loved home in Northeast Portland.