Poppy Dodge is an abstract painter living and working in Petaluma, California. Poppy is a self proclaimed Color Maximalist who delights in creating harmony and balance using all the colors. Her work explores her obsession with stacking color and shapes and is influenced by modern quilting and abstract collage. Poppy graduated with her BFA from California State University East Bay with an emphasis in painting and drawing in 2003. Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she began her career in art education and studio art. In 2013, Poppy and her family grabbed an opportunity to move to Wellington, New Zealand. Inspired by living on the sea, Poppy’s work shifted from playful narratives to brightly colored abstracts. After five years abroad, Poppy and her family relocated back to Northern California in 2018. Poppy can be found making art in her home studio, teaching 4th and 5th grade art at local Sonoma museums, gathering inspiration on hikes with her black lab, or happily hanging out with her family. Her work is in private collections across the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.