I have been painting quite a bit lately, but have some of my photographs included in this exhibition. Stop by to check out the new shop and all the San Francisco Bay Area artists in the opening show!
When I returned to painting, my initial subjects became the birds that I encounter on the streets of the San Francisco Bay area. Sometimes these birds are very much alive and flying beside me as I pedal on my bicycle. Other times, they are victims of a traffic laden urban environment. Either way, feathered creatures are endlessly fascinating to me, a source of inspiration, joy and contemplation.
For most, a bicycle might sound like an odd tool for art making. However, it has become a fundamental component of my artistic practice. When I bought my current bicycle four years ago, I had no idea how much it would broaden my vision, peak my curiosity and fuel the thousands of photographs I have taken while riding it. Some of those photos have found their way into my recent paintings as well. Yesterday, I spent a beautiful afternoon pedaling and taking pictures. Almost everyday I come to the studio, I pedal here. I am grateful for my bicycle and for limbs that work.
Welcome to my new website. A little over a year ago I started renting a studio in Oakland CA, and have been having a wonderful time making art there. Although photography has been my medium of choice for many years, I have a renewed appreciation for painting and picking up a brush again has offered me great satisfaction.
Currently I am gathering together my portfolio for this website and will also post updates here about my creative practice. Please check back soon to see what I am up to.
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An intersection of paint, photography, pedals and pondering.