polymer clay
gallery of roses
puppet project
figure studies
gift certificate

Like most people involved in art, I have been working at it all my life in some form or another. A few years ago I retired from technical writing and illustrating, and I now am free to pursue art in all its forms.

Over the years I have worked in all large variety of media and subject matter with great pleasure and some success. I have received a few awards in oil painting and drawing, and believe I have accomplished a credible command of figure drawing through formal study.

My polymer clay page describes my revived interest in sculpture and the history of my roses.

I enjoy building and maintaining my own web site, and occasionally do web design for other artists:

  • Aldo Lira is an accomplished figure/narrative artist. I studied figure drawing with him at
    West Vallery College in Saratoga California .
  • Maryann Ragen, my sister-in-law, and dear friend , does beautiful impressionistic figure art .


Current events in my life are new construction converting my garage to an art studio, and construction of a shed for extra storage. I have posted a short photo diary of each construction: Jaxilyn's Art Studio, and Jaxilyn's Storage Shed.


El Cammino College, Torrance, California
Mechanical Drawing and Technical Illustration

De Anza College, Cupertino, California
Technical Writing

California College of Communication
Web Design and Digital Art

Attended multiple workshops and formal college courses in figure studies
and painting through the years.


Past awards in drawing and painting from Los Gatos Art Association
Honorable mention, Los Gatos Open Juried Show January 2009

Juried entrance in several Southwest Art Association shows