Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stravinsky's Soldier

Title: Igor's Soldier's Tale

Histoire du soldat (L'Histoire du soldat, translated as The Soldier's Tale), composed by Igor Stravinsky, is a 1918 theatrical work which is based on a Russian folk tale, was written in French by the Swiss universalist writer C. F. Ramuz. It is a parable about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.

Medium: Oil on wood

Size: 14 x 18"



Monday, December 17, 2012

Fierce Fashion

Title: Fashion illustrations, triptych for a private commission

Medium: Acrylic/Gouache on canvas 

Size: 16″ x 20″


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Raven Exhibition in San Francisco

You may see my recent artwork -  Quoth The Walken - included in this upcoming show.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th, 2012,  6-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: December 15 - January 6th, 2012

“Nevermore” a group show inspired by Poe’s “The Raven”. "The Raven" is often noted for its dark and supernatural atmosphere and has been inspiring artists since it’s first publication in 1845. It tells the tale of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, documenting the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to perpetuate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quoth The Walken

Title: Quoth The Walken
(Christopher Walken)

Medium: Gouache on wood

Size: 12" x 12" 


This piece will be on exhibition in the upcoming Nevermore show at Modern Eden in San Francisco.

Opening Reception: 
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: 
December 15 - January 6, 2012

As a young girl I used to read a collected stories, Edgar Allen Poe book that my parents had lying around the house. It was full of beautiful black and white engravings which I stared at for hours. However, it did not have The Raven included in it. The first time I heard the poem it was in the movie "The Dead Zone", based on the book by Stephen King. The main character (which Christopher Walken played), was reading it and the subject matter of a lost love was a strong theme in the plot. Ever since then I always think of Walken when I hear the poem or someone mentions it. He is also one of my favorite actors, with a really great face - so it was a pleasure to paint.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mad Alice

Title: Mad Alice (of the 99%)

Medium: Oil on wood

Size: 18 " x 23" 


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The Last Act

Title: The Last Act

“If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls.” 
― Jane Goodall

Medium: Oil on wood
Size: 16 " x 20"


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

SOLD: Moon Goddess and Log Lady Art

I am so happy to report two of my pieces recently found homes - Lillith, A Moon Goddess and The Lady of the Log.
Thank you so much to the wonderful respective buyers for enjoying and supporting my art.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Double Your Art Pleasure, Double Your Fun

Coming up in San Francisco at Modern Eden is a very interesting and fun idea for a show, all the artists paired up to collaborate on one project together. I teamed up with the lovely collage artist Katie McCann and we both were inspired to do an homage to Frida Kahlo. After all she gave to us, it's nice to pay it back... or forward as the case may be. Lots of great artist pairings here...
This show is in conjunction with an exhibition of Double Parlour - two shows of twos!

Allied Forces opens Nov. 17th, Reception: 6-10 pm
Shows thru Dec. 9th
403 Francisco Street 
San Francisco, CA 

For Frida
Patrushka & Katie McCann
Mixed Media
14" x 18"

Tree Spirit Art

Title: Hamadryad
Dryads, like all nymphs, were supernaturally long-lived and tied to their homes, but some were a step beyond most nymphs. These were the hamadryads who were an integral part of their trees, such that if the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For these reasons, dryads and the Greek gods punished any mortals who harmed trees without first propitiating the tree-nymphs.

Medium: Gouache on wood
Size: 10″ x12″


Nureyev Awaits, Seattle Exhibition News

Title: Nureyev Awaits
This piece was done in homage to the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, for an AIDS benefit in Tacoma, Washington.

Soft Opening Exhibition: Friday, 10/12/12, at the Corina Bakery in Tacoma, located on So Fawcett St, next to The Grand Cinema.
Following this show, the pieces will be displayed at the Tacoma Art Museum during the 25th Anniversary gala event of the Pierce County Aids Foundation on 12/1/12, and sold by auction with all proceeds supporting the programs and services of Pierce County Aids Foundation.

Medium: Gouache on wood
Size: 11″ x 14″

A David Lynch Themed Exhibition and Halloween Party

- Two of my pieces are in this exhibition -

Explore the eerie, dark and surreal world of director David Lynch in Roll Up Gallery’s Halloween exhibition.
 The artworks incorporate Lynch’s weird sensibility, reflected as such in his films ‘Eraserhead,’ Mulholland Drive,’ and TV series ‘Twin Peaks’ (to name a few.) An installation replica of The Black Lodge from Twin Peaks will be also be on display for your “investigation.” COSTUME CONTEST: Best Lynch-inspired get-up to walk through the gallery receives a special prize!

 Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
 (On exhibition through Nov.8th, by appointment)
 Public Works Roll-Up Gallery
161 Erie Street (Off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.),  San Francisco
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Snail Lady

The Snail Lady
Oil on wood panel
Inspired by snails and a traditional Korean folktale

Selections in Honoring Women's Rights

Hello All!

I have the above two pieces (from my Hunters and the Hunted series)  included in the upcoming conference and juried art exhibition, Honoring Women''s Rights, at the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, CA. This is a wonderful way to network and help support women in the arts.

Dates of Conference: Sept. 7th - 9th

Art Exhibition
Opening: September 8th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Exhibit shows thru Jan. 6th, 2013

About the Conference
"Late this summer, women advocates, artists, art historians, curators, and educators are coming from all over the country to the National Steinbeck Center in the Monterey Bay Area for our Pacific Regional Honoring Women's Rights conference celebrating the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) 40th anniversary. This is a tremendous opportunity to meet and network.
Together, we can make a difference in the world today. Together, we can share diverse connections and discuss our ideas at the Honoring Women's Rights conference and exhibition, and that could reach far beyond September 8, 2012.
The artists that are juried in to the exhibition use art to make honoring women's rights statements and call more attention to the challenges we face today.

We hope the conference and exhibition encourages young people to find their voices and talk about important interesting women's history." - Via Honoring Women's Rights

This "Honoring Women's Rights: Echoing Visual Voices Together" juried art exhibition is organized and presented by four WCA chapters: South Bay Area, Northern California, Peninsula, and Monterey Bay and the National Steinbeck Center.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Exhibition: Dark Art, A Tribute To Metal

Please come to the exhibition "Dark Art, A Tribute To Metal" Opening on August 11, 6-10pm - showing thru Sept 9th, at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. 
My "Land of Ozzy" along with other great works by fantastic artists will be there.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Upcoming Exhibit at Modern Eden, San Francisco

Modern Eden will be showcasing a group exhibition, “Myth” featuring works inspired by sacred narratives, legends, and folklore. From Greek mythology to religious icons, these images will aim to capture the art of storytelling and illustrate the meaning behind these texts. Some of the most well-known legends such as the golden touch of King Midas to some more obscure tales like the Japanese Akaname, a toilet licking demon aimed to teach children about sanitation will be addressed in this international group show.

My piece for the show - Persephone, gouache on wood.

Exhibiting artists include Erika Sanada, Steven Suiter, Cory Benhatzel, Lacey Bryant, Daisy Church, MAM, Yosiell Lorenzo, Layil Umbralux, Lucy Hillenbrand, Courtney Blazon, Joseph Kelly, David Camisa, Jaclyn Alderete, Corey Urlacher, Christine Benjamin, Patrushka, Peter Breese, Prunelle, Kim Gordon, Preston Thomas, Catherine Moore, Steve Belmarsh, Michelle Waters, Jeff Felker, Cody Seekins, Marisa Ware, Karyn Crisis, Kim Larson, Carisa Swenson, Kristin Forbes-Mullane, Peter Adamyan, Vahge, Mary Syring, Sean Sczepanik, Jessi Kempin, Sheri Jurnecka, Karmene K-P Hassell, Zofia Bogusz, Monty Guy, Lee Harvey Roswell, GAFAS, Kieran Collins, Cody Vrosh, Sarah Vanphravong, Ryan Gannon, Emilio Villalba, Melissa Morgan, Sergio Lopez, Marcos LaFarga, and Cayetano G. Valenzuela.

The opening reception will be held at Modern Eden on Saturday, July 14th from 6-10pm. The exhibition will be on display through August 5, 2012 and is free and open to the public. Complimentary drinks will be served and there will be a live DJ set during the reception. 

Upcoming Exhibition in Berkeley

One of my paintings, Lady Jessica, was selected to be in this juried show coming up, next Friday the 13th! The opening is from 6-8 pm at ACCI Gallery
Hope to see you there! 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Persephone, A Myth Based Artwork

Gouache on wood panel

Persephone was titled Kore (the Maiden) as the goddess of spring's bounty. Once upon a time when she was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, Kore was seized by Haides and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter despaired at her dissappearance and searched for her the throughout the world accompanied by the goddess Hekate bearing torches. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Haides--a handful of pomegranate seeds --she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. Her annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain. Her return to the underworld in winter, conversely, saw the dying down of plants and the halting of growth. - Via

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen
Gouache on wood panel

"The Flesh" Exhibit at ChimMaya Gallery

- Dearest Patrushka Followers -

If you live in So Cal, I have these 3 pieces in a show which opens this Sunday at ChimMaya Gallery in LA. 
Please drop on in and take a peek at "The Flesh: Body Modifications, Symbols & Markings"... all my pieces are available for purchase.
The opening reception is 3 -7 PM on May 20th, 2012.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Geek Girl Show in Seattle

There will be a few of my paintings in this pop-culture themed show coming up in Seattle.
 May 5th - Opening Reception - 7 PM 
Exhibition - May 5th thru June 10th 
If you are up that way, try to stop by - it looks like a fun and vivid exhibition.

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