Thursday, December 5, 2013

In Memory of Lou Reed

Title: For Lou
A Day of the Dead painting, in honor of the late Lou Reed.
(All works are for sale, please email me for info.)


Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Title: SpiderWoman
Another piece for my Geisha series.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Milk of the Poppy

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!
Email me to purchase, or go here for more info.



A Hollywood Witch

A witch is always good! 
She is Jennifer and she is mixed media on wood.
For sale.
Happy Haunting!



Hallowed and Haunted Exhibit

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.

1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 

Hours: Su-Th 10am-6pm; F & Sa 10am-8pm



Straight Ahead: Watercolor Portraits

I've been doing some simpler watercolor portraits, while on the road and as commissions. So I thought I would share a few here...

Want A Portrait?
If you would like to commission a portrait of someone, let me know. I love doing these! 

My rates are super reasonable and depends on size or complexity. All I need is a few photographs, which you can send via email. Or if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, we can meet up somewhere to talk. I also do more complex oil portraits, which would run a bit more...



The Day of the Lana

A Day of the Dead piece.

(LINK to more info, on my website.)



A Santa Barbara Family

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.

LINK to more info, on my website.



The Jimi Haze

An oil painting I finished recently of The Man, Jimi Hendrix.

LINK to more info, on my website.



Friday, August 2, 2013


This is a more abstract direction for me. 
An aerial view of a section of Philadelphia, seen at night. It is pastel, pencil and gouache on a black background board.

LINK to more info, on my website.



My Corset Heart

The above is a detail of My Corset Heart.
Inspired by vintage fashion, the Venice carnival and sacred imagery.

Below, the entire image, framed.

LINK to more info on my website.



Running On Empty

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!

LINK to more info on my website.



Friday, June 14, 2013

Lady Day

This is a portrait of the great Billie Holiday, on a wood panel. 

More information here.


A Black Jesus

This is a black Jesus, a more realistic yet fun approach to how Jesus might have looked. He is painted on black velvet.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Father's Day, Dia de la Feria Event, Day of the Dead Art Exhibit

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...
Dates: June 8th - 16th, 2013
Where: San Mateo County Fair, Fine Arts Galleria Expo Center
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!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Marriage Equality Exhibition in The OC

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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Friday, March 1, 2013


- Dear Friends and Followers -

I have an upcoming solo show and wanted to invite you all, hope you can come and visit! 
The art here on the flyer is titled Camille and she is painted on wood. 

Muses & Madness

A Solo Art Exhibition by Patrushka

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 16th, 7- 9 PM 

Exhibition Dates: 
March 16th - April 28th, 2013

Sacred Rose Gallery
1728 University Ave. (In between Grant & McGee)
Berkeley, CA

A Tea Garden Girl

This a new piece for my Ladies of the Newbrow series. She is pensive in her tea garden.

Day of the Dead, Mexicali Girl

This Mexicali Girl was created for Mail Me Art.

Jacob's Ghost

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. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Art

This is a piece I recently completed for Valentines Day. 

She is titled "For The Love of Honey" and you may find more information about her here.

Pop! Goes The Art, Exhibition

My artwork titled "The Gaga Bird" will be in this upcoming group show. 
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.

405 Vernon St, Roseville, CA