Origins - Denise Schryver

I moved into some new serene directions in the last year---how I choose to spend time, energy, my artwork choices & reclaiming my inspiration to connect with Nature, my spiritual world. I grew up with animals on farms from an early age & later lived & worked on European horse ranches. The land around me, creatures that inhabit it & spending time outdoors set the stage early on for my later life as an artist. I sketched & played with color as a young girl, so looking back it seemed very natural that I’d become a full-time artist.

Today, instead of horses, I’m surrounded by a furry family of dogs; sometimes they are my own personal art team. I live on a rural property with 3000 olive trees. I’m blessed with colorful views & vistas, sunrises & sunsets all around me. Last year I re-connected to knowing that art takes me to a deeper place within. Each new piece is a chance to start anew, to see more clearly & to develop as a person & artist. I’ve made the choice to breathe, to create art that moves me, to focus on each day…

It’s been exciting to see my creative endeavors evolve into new forms with techniques. I hope 2016 Open Studios Art Tour guests will appreciate new expressions & styles in my PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS, in pastel & oils, October 8-9 & 15-16, 10am-5pm. I’ve been experimenting painting from a more emotional place, using Central Coast as inspiration. As president of San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment/SLOPE, sometimes I enjoy the camaraderie of painting with other Members. The solitude of painting alone (maybe with a dog or 2) grounds me even more.

I’ve spent even more time & imagination working with CUSTOM FIBER & HAND-CRAFTED TEXTILES, too! More than ever, I’m enjoying hand-dying, spinning & weaving silk, cotton, wool, modal, cashmere & other fiber into 1-of-a-kind fashion accessories. I love the meditative quality of doing this detailed work. I let the color, texture & energy of the yarns guide my work in Saori-inspired designs & new Turned Taquete weaving techniques. I’m working hard to weave new designs so guests will have many handwoven creations to try on.

Finally, I’m again sharing samples of my popular Culinary & Skincare Items by Kitehawk Farm Organic Olive Oil, produced right here on CA’s Central Coast. Please visit me & talented ceramic artist RICHARD ROWE (Studio #146): 387 Quintana, ‘B’, Morro Bay, CA 93442, across from Cookie Crock Market.

Check upcoming art events: http://www.deniseschryver.com/ QUESTIONS: denise.schryver@gmail.com, 805.440.4579.

Denise Schryver during Open Studios Art Tour
Woven Scarves
Shine Like the Sun, Pastel
Richard Rowe and Denise Schryver OSAT 2016
Weaving, Turned Taquete
Denise Schryver during Open Studios Art Tour
Denise Schryver during Open Studios Art Tour
Woven Scarves
Woven Scarves
Shine Like the Sun, Pastel
Shine Like the Sun, Pastel
Richard Rowe and Denise Schryver OSAT 2016
Richard Rowe and Denise Schryver OSAT 2016
Weaving, Turned Taquete
Weaving, Turned Taquete