Colleen B. Wilcox, California Artist
COLLEEN B WILCOX PH.D. Began her love affair with art at the age of 4 and still remembers sleeping with her first box of colored pencils. Though she studied Speech Pathology as her career path, she continued to dabble in pen and ink, watercolor and oil through her life.
At the age of 28, Colleen enrolled in an evening sculpting class at a Community College in Southern California and knew from that point on that her post-career life would be devoted to sculpture.
From Speech Pathology to educational administration and 20 years as a Superintendent of Schools, Colleen continued to round out her life with artistic endeavors. Whether it was serving on the Santa Clara County Arts Council, chairing the Los Gatos Arts Commission, founding the first permanent collection of Children's Art in Santa Clara County, visiting museums around the world or illustrating two children's books, she continued her artistic pursuits on the side.
True to her dreams, she took up sculpting upon retiring - again enrolling in a local Community College - this time in Northern California where she was exposed to the process of bronze work.
Colleen's work has been shown at the Triton Museum of Art and the De Saisset Museum, both in Santa Clara, California. She also has pieces in private collections in Palm Springs, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Menlo Park, Woodside and San Jose. Outside of California, her pieces are in private collections in Boise, Raleigh, Chicago, Tucson, Princeton and Vancouver.