Oneida Stowe, long-time Livermore artist and educator, passed away in 2005 leaving a huge legacy of art and friends. Oneida graduated from California College of Arts with distinction, and also earned two teaching credentials from Sonoma State University. She taught watercolor classes at Las Positas College and life drawing workshops. Her list of art awards is long. She is listed in California Art Review and American Artists.
"I respect and am always in awe of the life that the water and watercolor paints have. To me, the water and paint on the paper is, for a moment, living and in motion and therefore expressing itself apart from me or my brush. I feel, to let the water run, flow, it speaks. Thus, my painting, if I can call it mine, takes on a different life than if I were to totally control the outcome." – Oneida Stowe, August, 1990