Saturday, April 24, 2010

One more day.....

There is only one day left of Open Studios - tomorrow (Sunday 25th April). Come and see my bicycle paintings and drawings as well as some new urban patchwork paintings. My studio will be open 11.00 - 6.00. I'm at 1890 Bryant Street (@ Mariposa), Studio # 315.
I look foward to chatting to you all!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Open Studios!

Don't forget my Open Studio this weekend. (See previous posting for address and times.) For a map and catalog showing all participating artists in the Mission please go to:

See you there!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More Mexico Sketches

Here are a few more sketches from my Mexico trip. The drawing above was done in Merida in front of the Cathedral on the main square. There was a festival to celebrate the spring solstice and I found a quiet spot behind some food stalls where I could sketch undisturbed. My friend Diane drew the same stalls from the front and had a crowd around her for most of the time - it didn't seem to bother her as she did a great drawing!
This is a scene from the municipal market in Merida on a Saturday morning. I loved the juxtaposition of the pots and pans with the Virgin Mary. The stall just to the left of this scene fixed religious statues. You could get your broken statue glued back together and repainted. And if you had lost some pieces they had plenty of spare wings, angel heads, hands etc. The woman who ran the stall gave Diane and I stools to sit on while we drew. Everyone was SO nice!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Open Studios

It's that time again...Artists in the Mission district of San Francisco will be throwing open the doors of their studios and inviting the public to see their art. Open Studios weekend is Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April. (Visit for the online catalog showing participating artists in the Mission.)
My studio is at 1890 Bryant Street (corner of Mariposa) where there will be 35 artists showing their work, one taco truck, several coffee shops and restaurants, and lots of parking. The building will be open 11.00am-6.00pm on both days.
My show will be mostly about the bicycle work I have been doing recently (35 drawings and 12 paintings will be for sale) but I will also be showing two new large paintings which have just been finished and which have NOTHNG to do with bicycles!
I will be previewing my work in my studio on Friday 23rd April 6.00-9.00pm. I look foward to seeing you all over that weekend!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Yet more bikes!

This bike is on loan from a fellow artist in my studio building. It's a strange cruiser/chopper hybrid with big "ape-hanger" handlebars. Unfortunately both tires are flat so I can't test ride it in the long corridor outside my studio as I have done with previous models. Here are a couple of drawings I did today. I'm also working on a small painting.