Thursday, September 29, 2011

Painting in The Huffington Post

Huffington Post article.
 Today the Huffington Post published an article which included one of my paintings. The article highlights the upcoming Open Studios events in San Francisco!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Patchwork Paintings

Patchwork with Walter. 20" x 16". Mixed media on wood.
 During my creative process I work on wood panels with posters, paint, and texture. I often end up trimming the panels to suit the final composition and the off-cuts get thrown into a bucket in the corner of my studio. Recently I have been using these discarded pieces to create small patchworks over which I have applied paint and stencils.
Framed with wood trim these are delightful little paintings – just in time for my Open Studios this weekend!

Patchwork with Hooks.  20" x 24". Mixed media on wood.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Open Studio

Come and see me in my studio!

Art For Aids Auction

Art for Aids Auction - San Francisco Design Center
Last night I attended the 15th annual Art for Aids Auction which benefits the UCSF Aids Health Project. It was an amazing experience: fabulous location; lots of really good art; tasty food and cocktails; interesting people; and extremely well organized. The live auction was run by an ex-Bonham’s auctioneer and he made it SO exciting! I had donated a small bicycle painting which was selected for the live auction. Despite the obvious skills of the auctioneer it was still nerve-wracking not knowing whether my painting would be bid over its reserve price. But when my turn came it was all over very quickly! Four people were bidding and it went for more than its advertized value. What a fun evening!

My painting - Globe Bike No 3. 24" x 24" - on stage during the live auction.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pier 19 with Bicycle

Pier 19 with Bicycle. 36" x 84". Collage, Acrylic and Oil on Wood Panel.
Here’s another Pier painting I’ve just finished: Inspired by Pier 19 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco the painting depicts the architectural rhythm of the building and construction of the piers. But is also a collage of street posters and old wall signage that I have found elsewhere in the city. The bicycle is mine – I often ride the length of the Embarcadero, armed with camera and sketchbook, looking for material for my paintings.

Pier 19 w. Bicycle - development in studio.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two Bicycle Paintings - Two Auctions

I have two bicycle paintings in two great auctions this month:

Globe No 3.  24" x 24".  Mixed media on wood panel. Art for Aids Auction.
Art for Aids - An auction benefiting the UCSF Aids Health Project.
When:  Friday September 23rd, 2011. 6.00pm
Where: The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center
Globe # 3 will be part of the live auction which starts at 7.00pm

OS No 2.  31" x 18".  Mixed media on wood panel.
HeartGifts: Artists supporting Doctors Without Borders
HeartGifts: Artists Supporting Doctors Without Borders.
When:  Saturday September 24th, 2011. 6.00 – 9.00
Where: SomArts Cultural Center. 934 Brannan St. San Francisco.

Both events will have fabulous food and wine. Please come and join us for fun and great art! 

Bayview Boat Club.

Bayview Boat Club.
Collage, Acrylic and Oil on wood panel. 36" x 35"
My friend Trish and I were recently exploring and photographing the docks in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco. We got permission to go onto the back deck of the Bayview Boat Club and had to pass through the bar area to get there. I was stunned by the interior. The skylights directed the sunshine down through dozens of colorful flags hanging from the rafters and the walls were covered with paintings, photos, and sailing mementoes. I loved the Blue and Red lines created by the lights and the barstools. I haven’t painted an interior for quite a while but this one just had to happen!