Simma Chester

Simma Chester

Novato, CA
Union Square Gallery
Having lived abroad and traveled extensively over a period of many years I was inextricably affected by the people and places I saw. The pungent smells of exotic markets, the sounds of a riotous melodic din and vibrant colors imprinted their vivid density on my traveler's soul. These sensations offered my artist's eye the possibility of expressing texture and timeless expression with beads, cords and finally metal. In my twenties I went to Europe to explore the world and ended up staying there for 14 years. I settled in Spain and during that time I traveled far and wide to seek adventure and experience. During this time I met my future husband and gave birth to my first son. I lived simply in an ancient stone house and absorbed a flavor of earthy people.