Watercolor Artist Ket Tom-Conway
Biography
  Art Education:
Fine art painting degree from University of CA at Santa Barbara, an Illustration degree with Honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena CA, Secondary Art Credential UCSB.

Editorial illustrator :
The Boston Globe, Changing Times, The Cousteau Society, Disney Adventures, Outside Magazine, Post Graduate Medicine, Simpson Papers, Seymour Duncan Guitars & Pickups, Scholastic Magazine, Security Pacific Bank, Toy & Hobby World, Wadsworth Publishing.  Open House Poster for Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz, Open House Poster for The Ocean Institute in Dana Point and Bike to Work and Alternate Transportation Posters for The Monterey Tri-Counties.

Children's Book Illustrator:
Illustrated and conceptualized the children's book "The Young Explorer's Guide to Undersea Life" published by The Monterey Bay Aquarium Press.

Ocean Related Illustration:
"The Young Explorer's Guide to Undersea Life"  (ISBN:1-8728244-10-8). Open house poster for Long Marine Lab of UCSC.  Open house poster for "The Ocean Institute of Dana Point, California.

Art Educator:
San Marcos High Art Teacher in Santa Barbara, CA
Packard Art Teacher at Valencia Elementary School in Aptos, CA
Mural Artist/Instructor for Valencia Elementary School, Mountain School in Soquel and Happy Valley School
in Santa Cruz,  CA
Drawing/Painting/Scientific Illustration teacher at Mission Hills Jr. High in Santa Cruz, CA
Art enrichment teacher at Alianza, Amesti, Mar Vista, Radcliff , Starlight Elementary schools and Art/Music Teacher at Happy Valley School.

"The astounding variety and strange beauty found in the natural world humbles me and makes me realize that I am only part of this magnificent puzzle of life.  Many of my inspirations come from the beauty of this world and realizing its transience.  Inspirations are found in simple interactions with friends, family, acquaintances and conversations that spark visual stories mythical or real.  My paintings have involved everything from sea creatures, tropics to symbolism and design motifs of eastern influences.  They encompass  ideas of joy, beauty, change and wisdom we gain with each passing day.  For the viewer I hope my work helps to open up the magic found in so many areas of our everyday lives if we are willing to see."
                                                                                  --- Ket

 
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