Tuesday, October 20, 2009


... that's the name of the show opening Thursday evening at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. This earlier painting of mine, called "Rhyme or Reason" is one which will be in the show. (It's about 5 x 8') For several years, all my work was in the form of diptychs, and dealt with contrasts of one sort & another.
Not so much any more.

Monday, October 19, 2009

after ARTrails

Well, the two weeks of Artrails are just past. As many of you know, I took the year off "on sabbatical", which allowed me to go out and visit several artists each day-- mostly ones within a couple miles of me here in West Sonoma County-- and be here to be support to Tony as he participated in our back-yard studio. My apologies to my faithful visitors who may have been disappointed to find me not in the catalog... I expect to return next year, but most likely showing down the street at the Atelier. We weren't sure how the split-location would work out, and when the momentum was there for a AtelierOne building-specific opening in September, I decided that would be my one Fall Open Studio Event for this year.

(details of work in progress)

I've been leaning more purely abstract in the studio the past year or more, and as things incubate & shift, it's been helpful not to think too much about having a lot of visitors & the whole commercial end of things. Sort of an on-going see-saw for some of us.

I really enjoyed visiting with my colleagues out on the 'Trail'. As well as enjoying the fruit of their artistic output, I was impressed with their level of professionalism, and happy to be able to experience ARTrails as a viewer for a change!

Friday, October 09, 2009

September's Studio

Here's the digital review of what was on the walls last month when the Atelier One in Graton held a Building -wide Opening.

Before the studio slowly reverts to its full working mode, I photo-graphed all the walls, as well as what was up in the hallways.

If you click on any image, you should be able to see 'em nice & big.

Now-- back to work.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Andy Harper

Never heard of him before-- guess he's from England; but looks as though I'll be making a jaunt to Oakland some day this month to see his paintings at Johannson Projects (photo via SFGate).
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