A recent oil painting of mine, a geisha, harvesting her poppy.
She is for sale and she will come complete with a gorgeous carved frame, hope to post a pic of it soon!
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My Pumpkin Queen was chosen for the flyer for the current exhibition at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley! It is a mixed media group show with all kinds of fantastic art inspired by Halloween and The Day of the Dead. Below are a few other pieces I have in the show, at super reasonable prices, so come on down and get your scare on!
Titled Hallowed and Haunted the show will be on display through Nov. 10th, 2013.
I've been doing some simpler watercolor portraits, while on the road and as commissions. So I thought I would share a few here...
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This is a large oil painting I recently completed for a commission.
It is for a family portrait and it depicts them in front of their Santa Barbara home. I worked from an old photo of the group, posing around 1980. And from a few fotos of the family home in the background.
This is a landscape of an abandoned gas station. Isolated and abandoned buildings are inspiring, full of forgotten memories and histories. The textures of worn and crumbling faded facades are so tactile and beautiful!
Five of my Day of the Dead inspired works will be in this art exhibition coming up in San Mateo, including Only Her Hairdresser Knows For Sure, (below). I am a featured artist in this show which promises to have quite a large number of fantastic works by many different artists. A great place to do some shopping and pick up something original for Father's Day...
Besides the Day of the Dead exhibit there are many other kinds of art on display as well. Check out the other activities planned for the last day, June 16th - including a sugar skull workshop at 3 pm and a dance performance by the Aztec ceremonila dance group - Teokalli at 2 pm.
So grab Dad and come on down for a fun art filled day!
Opening up Friday, May 3rd is a huge exhibition and benefit in support of marriage equality.
I created the artwork (above) for the show, titled "The Knot" - mixed media on wood, plus it is framed in a gorgeous antique frame. It is inspired by history, friendships and vintage imagery. After all, gay couples are not a new phenomenon, they just don't need to hide anymore...
This is a great cause and filled with tons of different styles of art - come on down and show your support! Art With An Agenda
Two Day Opening Reception: Friday May 3rd & Saturday May 4th 2013, 6-11 pm
On View: May 3 – May 25th, 2013
At: The Magoski Arts Colony, 223/225 W. Santa Fe, Fullerton, CA
In 2008, Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the State of California, passed with a little more than 52% of the vote. Fullerton, combined with our neighbors in the northern most parts of Orange County, however, passed Prop 8 by 63%. It is important that those who aim to monopolize love and marriage understand to whom they are denying a fundamental social institution. In a small way this exhibit hopes to further acceptance and understanding through art which is inspired by the belief that all non-exploitative love is beautiful and valid.
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This is a new piece I did, based on ghosts. I hope to make a series of these, real life people transposed against their homes or favorite "haunts". This is "Jacob" and he loved music, frequenting the Whisky in Los Angeles for many of their concerts.
If you are live or are near Sacramento, please try to check out the exhibition!
Pop! Goes the Art Blue Line Arts is pleased to exhibit "Pop! Goes the Art" in the WestPark Workshop Gallery, featuring multiple artists from the region. Inspiration for “Pop! Goes the Art” will be drawn from popular culture of the twenty-first century. Artists will channel their inner Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and utilize everything from the latest news headlines to the products that line store shelves to create Pop-Art inspired pieces.
Exhibition dates: Feb. 21 - April 13th Art Walk on March 16th! Featured artists: Amy Amini, Samuel Bassett, Jeffery Beckerleg, David Bogus, Brandon Borjon, Katherine Cooksey, Colleen Giorgi, Don Hall, Diane Honegger, Lang Lew, Susan Mahan, Nicholas Mancillas, Kate Marsh, Kelly McIntosh, Eric Miller, Patrushka, Carilyn Moyer, Lou Peterson, John Reilly, Manuel Fernando Rios, Drew Shade, Mario Sotelo, Samuel Swanson, Tom Swearingen, and Roy Tatman.