Thursday, July 12, 2012

Group show in SF and SJ! And a mural!

Howdy and happy summer!

I have work in two big group shows that are opening this Saturday, July 14: "Myth" at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, and "Exquisite Corpse" at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose. I'm so excited about each of these shows - there are a ton of really high-quality pieces!

"Cardinal Sinners" - acrylic on wood, 2012

Above is my piece for "Myth", and here is a link for more info on my piece and the show.

Also, I just finished a mural in downtown San Jose! It's on North 1st Street between Santa Clara and St. John, and is a version of my painting "Moon Rabbits".

I thought I was done when this pic was taken, but afterwards I went back and added moonlight to the grass and highlighted the rabbits a bit more. I need to go and take photos of the finished mural! It took me 25 hours of painting (I worked really fast - I usually am a slowpoke painter, so I really had to stretch myself here!)

The mural was commissioned by San Jose's downtown association. A lot of public art is going up in San Jose right now with the art box project and hopefully more murals in the works. Yay! My vision is to see a mural brightening every building!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A few paintings at Studio Gallery

So I have several fun paintings hanging at Studio Gallery in San Francisco right now. Studio is a fabulous gallery of Bay Area art, located at 1815 Polk St.

"The Catolic" - 2012 - 12" x 9"

"Lady Prunella Porcinius" - 2012 - 10" x 8"

"Princes of the Universe" - 2011 - 10" x 10"

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A finished commission

I just finished this commissioned dog portrait. Oddly, I haven't painted many dogs before, so this was a bit of a challenge. The main thing about animal portraits is starting with good reference photos that really show the eyes.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Menagerie" group show at Modern Eden

I am participating in a group show at Modern Eden in San Francisco - "Menagerie". The show is to benefit the San Francisco SPCA, and I am donating 100% of my portion of the proceeds. The reception is Saturday night, February 11 at 7pm.

"Bird Brain" - 18 x 24 - acrylic on canvas

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year, and group show at Cactus Gallery

Hey there, and Happy 2012! I have a couple of new paintings that will be in a group show of bird-themed art at Cactus Gallery in L.A.: "Funky Flocks and Flying Feathers". The opening reception is Saturday night, January 14, so if you're in L.A. please come on down!

Here is one of my pieces for the show:

"Out After Curfew" - acrylic on wood, 9 x 12

And another piece I did for the show...

"Playing Chase Through the Clouds" - acrylic on wood, 12 x 9