Artist's Statement

Being an artist is a way of life that brings me great joy.   When I'm in my art studio creating, I immerse myself in the process of making art, and time flies.  

As a painter, mixed media and collage artist, I paint with acrylic paint, often adding texture by using different kinds of papers, gels, and mediums.  I'm drawn to painting landscapes and other nature-related subjects.  I love using bold colors in my art work.  I'm inspired by the mystery that exists in nature and in life itself.

As a clay artist, I create both functional and decorative pottery.

There is always self-discovery, growth, and unlimited reward with the creative process.


Rona was born in Boston, Mass. and lived in West Newton, Mass.  As a young girl, Rona spent many hours at her coloring table creating art.  After visiting California in her late teens, she moved there in the early 1970's.   

Creative expression is important to Rona. Now a visual artist, Rona has been a singer, songwriter, and performer. In 1990 she recorded a CD of original songs. Dancing for exercise and for fun has been another creative expression for Rona. 

Having spent many enjoyable years teaching ceramics and art to children, Rona now offers art and creativity workshops in her Palo Alto studio and in the surrounding area for adults. She has taught at University Art in Redwood City and The Pacific Art League in Palo Alto.

Rona is both a painter, and a clay artist. She spends much of her time in her studio experimenting with art materials and creating colorful works of art.  Rona lives in Northern California with her husband Ken.

Training & Education

Rona's training in art has included study in ceramics and painting from The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA; The Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA; The Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA; and Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada.  She has a B.A. degree in Expressive Arts and an M.S. degree in Spiritual Science.