Friday, September 3, 2021

"No one's on the streets We moved it all online as of March"

In March last year I took a four month long break from the studio. I still could have driven there, and even found parking. But I would have felt like a hypocrite doing that while at the same time appreciating the clean air so much. And in the early days we didn't even know if we were safe walking down the street.
I had thought I couldn't be happy without painting and going to the studio every day, but it turned out to be OK. I sewed a lot, cooked up a storm, caught up on stuff that went neglected for years, and even gardened a little. It was actually a relief not to do open studios, after 21 consecutive years. 
Started going to the studio once, then twice, now three or four times a week. Even though sales have continued on UGallery, I really lost my mojo. Gallery 30 South's Coaster Show gave me a much-needed boost - I admire the curator Matt Kennedy's work (I was in La Luz de Jesus' Everything but the Kitschen Sync once), knew about the Coaster Show, and wanted to give it a try. I did four paintings in oil on coaster (Fort Point Beer Co. round coasters from the Rite Spot Cafe, thank you)! They were so much fun to do. You can see the whole show at
Netflix and podcasts have been an education and connection to the world. I've been listening to No Dogs in Space for a post-bac in post punk, That Record Got Me High (title of this post is a lyric from the Arctic Monkeys album they covered; I don't even listen to them but it was a fascinating discussion), A Matter of Life and Debt about student debt, and Social Distance which sadly is over, even though I for one continue to socially distance.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, November 3, 2017

Many Links

Tiny caravans (4x 6 in., 7 x 5 in. and 6 x 6 in. oil on canvas)

I've been working on lots of small paintings and a few large ones. My Open Studios is next weekend, November 11 and 12! There's also the grand ArtSpan Open Studios exhibition, featuring hundreds of participating artists. This year a couple of my tiny caravans are in the Tiny show at Studio Gallery, and I am continuing to exhibit on, rotating in new pieces as sales are made.

Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday November 11 and 12, 2017 11am - 6pm

2169 Folsom Street #S-107
San Francisco CA 94110
Also at this location: Miju E. Han

SF Open Studios Exhibition
SOMArts Gallery
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco CA 94103

October 12 - November 12, 2017
Tuesdays - Fridays noon - 7
Saturdays 11 - 5
Sundays 11 - 3

Studio Gallery 
1641 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco CA 94109

tiny - small pieces
November 10 - December 23, 2017
Opening reception: Sunday November 12th, 1 - 6pm
Anniversary party: Sunday December 3rd, 1 - 6pm
Monday, Thursday and Friday 11 - 7
Saturday and Sunday 11 - 6
Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Online and Real Life

I have select paintings available on an online gallery called UGallery:
UGallery: Meet Our Newest Artists

And in real life, I have a collection of paintings up at the beautiful Royale, 800 Post St. at Leavenworth in San Francisco through September 30. With panoramic San Francisco photographs by Sean Vallely.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Three Ring Circus of art

I'll be in another three person exhibition at San Francisco's fabulous, beloved Glama-Rama!
This time it's three painters:  Kytha Gernatt, Wendy Marlatt and me.
Kytha paints intense landscape and travel-inspired squares in mainly primary colors, reminiscent of the Fauves; Wendy studies from life and also draws and paints surreal figures combining the human and animal; and I'll be showing my framed canvatex paintings of women and some large, colorful, musical scenes.

304 Valencia near 14th St.
Open 10am - 7pm Tues. - Sun.
The show runs through June 11

Saturday, January 21, 2017

This painting will appear at. . .

Moonlight Tent oil on canvas 7 x 9 in.

“SNAP!” Bay Area Juried Exhibition & Off-The-Wall Sale

​Snap, Crackle, Pop! Let’s start the New Year right. Snap! is a quick turnaround show filled with bright, delicious artwork hung salon-style and ready to be snapped up by Bay Area art lovers.

Pick your piece and take it home - all works $199

OPENING RECEPTION: January 27th, 7-10PM
SECOND CHANCE SALE: January 28th, 12-3PM

snap! at

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Open Studios 2016 this weekend

Open Studios at the Allied Box Factory next weekend, November 5 & 6; 11am - 6pm!
2169 Folsom Street between 17th & 18th
Our beautiful complex will have five very varied artists:

Celine Germain
Tide and Tied jewelry

Miju E. Han
babysnake, ink and neural networks

Hadley Northrop

Jeff Petersen
paintings, prints and carvings

Sean Vallely