Tuesday, June 30, 2009

whole lotta 'stripes'

My next showing (at Far West, lovely downtown Graton, date to be revealed) will be of these, so I'm revising & completing a few, and adding a few new ones to the mix.
The 'stripe' paintings have been an on-going series, with its genesis back in abstracted forest pieces from my grad school days.

Oh, and here's the June view from the studio's doors; plenty of distraction, work to do, and inspiration-- out there.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

'Express' Article, & 'Uptown Unveiled'

Thanks to Dewitt Cheng of the East Bay Express for writing up our show! The article is here: East Bay Express.

And if you can make it, TONIGHT is Oakland's "Uptown Unveiled." Sounds like it'll be quite a block party.

Monday, June 15, 2009

summertime feeling

Yesterday was our last official day of Open Studios down at Kuhl Frames + Art (though the show remains up through June 27th, on which day we'll again gallery sit from 11-4).
Thank you to all our visitors, and friends old & new. The show was the maiden voyage of some new-ish work, and it was great to get feeback on it, and especially have some folks really connect with what I'm trying to do. A favorite quote from yesterday:..."it's like a ballet-- or symphony-- of molecules..."

After last weekend, Tony and I were talking about Artist Residencies-- ones we've gone on, or self-created; we've both experienced summers that have been expansively creative periods. After a quick get-away, we look forward to re-creating some of those conditions right here at home this summer. I darted into San Francisco last week to catch a couple of shows before they ended last week, and well, I'm feeling just generally inspired.
Come on, Summer!
(In the top photo: that's me, 13 years ago, taken by Tony in the summer just before we became a couple. Yes, I'm drawing in a garden in Sebastopol while housesitting, seven years before we moved up this way. Bottom photo shows the full frame, with Tony's painting-in-progress on an easel to the right. click to see bigger)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Back to the Garden

When we're away for even a few days, as we have been-- we're always pretty glad to get back to the garden & its inspirations, & to see what's changed during our absence...

Thursday, June 04, 2009

'Kuhl Art' Show Is Up: reception Friday!

This past Sunday found Tony & me down in Oakland hanging our (Pro-Arts Open Studios) show at Kuhl Frames + Art.
It was fun to hang out a bit with Travis & Elisa, and see the cool business & studio operations they've created there. They moved to the East Bay from Santa Rosa a couple of years ago, and it looks like it's agreeing with them.

this Friday in Santa Rosa: VineArt!

If we weren't tied up in Oakland with the Art Murmur on Friday-- you can bet we would be over on South 'A' Street in Santa Rosa, at their annual 'Vine Art'. I've written here before about South A's WinterBlast; this is the summer (but wear your hats & scarves anyway) event, complete with wines & elegant eats. You are guaranteed a good time!
...and artist friend Laura Hoffman is graciously hosting some of my work in her space, too.
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