An "inspirational portrait" of Phyllis Thelen, a 93-year-old working artist and force of nature. An artist of great talent, she has devoted years of her life to art activism - founding local non-profit organizations serving the arts. San Rafael, CA in Marin County north of San Francisco, is home to Marin Ballet, Youth in Arts and Art Works Downtown. These thriving organizations are the cultural backbone of the county and owe their existence primarily to Phyllis. She has her own take on feminism based on vision, energy and determination, with a good bit of personal charm thrown in. Phyllis: A Self Portrait traces this remarkable woman’s inspirational life using her abilities to further the arts in community.