Curtis Fest Artisan Spotlight: Tonja Wilcox

Hello, I’m Tonja Wilcox.

While I have always been creative, crafty, artsy… it was a bit later in my life when I discovered my love of painting. In 2010, I decided I wanted to learn to paint so I bought a bunch of supplies and started watching videos. I like to use a variety of medium including, graphite pencils, colored pencil, ink pens, markers and acrylic paint but it is watercolor that speaks to me.

I have played in many mediums throughout my creative life, but watercolor has by far become my favorite. The pigment is rich, compact and malleable and water is such a fitting substance. Pulling colored water across a page and watching where it decides to flow is a near perfect experience. It’s soothing and it suits me.

I hope it speaks to you as well.

You can find my work online or visit me in the Sacramento area. I truly enjoy the street faire concept so you can usually find me on Saturday mornings at the Midtown Farmers Market. I love learning and truly believe that anyone with the desire and willingness can learn to paint.

Come take a class from me at Sierra 2 Center’s Learnery. See you soon!

The 12th Annual Curtis Fest will feature over 75 local artisans under the beautiful canopy of trees at Curtis Park. Artists and makers include painters, sculptors, textile artists, and wood workers. Live music, food trucks, a petting zoo, children’s fairy and a pet refreshment station makes this a great way to finish out the summer.

This free event is open to the public and followed by Music the Park from 6-8pm. Don’t forget a picnic blanket and chairs to sit on while you watch the musicians or eat your food truck tasties from Culinerdy Cruzer, Kados Asian Grill, Masa Guiseria, and Cowtown Creamery.

Thank our sponsors for their support!
Renewal by Andersen and Grateful Dog Daycare.


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