Everyday Things

While I’ve been home I’ve been digging much more into the art materials I’d accumulated. I realized I could carry this mat around as a kind of window to change my view of my indoor environment.

ArtBox: Jellyfish Float

This is a commission I recently finished in front of the Casa Verde apartment complex – they requested art that would be vibrant and fun.

Pet portraits: Horse edition

These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.

Live Laugh Love

This is for being Black, and simply asking to live.
This is for Black women, silenced, “too loud” to laugh.
This is for Black trans women, who risk so much to love.

We Were Seeds mural for Élyse Restaurant

This mural is part of the early response, organized by Local Color, to support local businesses with art of hope & solidarity after the first weekend of protests following the murder of George Floyd.

Pet portrait: Mia

This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.

Wave Daydream I & II

When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.

What’s Next for Earth

An unexpected human pause for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is giving us a view we don’t often see.

Feline Family Portrait

This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.

Fortune Teller

I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.

Silent Stars and Nighttime

These themes emerged while I was creating new giftable art for the annual HARK! holiday show and sale at Kaleid Gallery.

Haberdasher Early Evening

While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.

Veggielution container mural

This is the largest painting I’ve done yet! It’s a shipping container owned by Veggielution (8′ x 8′ x 20′).

“Flight Delay” show at Kaleid Gallery

The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.

“Flight Delay” show opening soon

Details and a preview of my third solo show at Kaleid Gallery this October.

Local Color: Gallery 408

I contributed a low mural here in the theme of reclaiming and reusing space, latching onto the idea of the physical markers that signal that.

Dreaming of Outside

This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.

Pet portraits: Dog edition

More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.

October show preview

Paintings in progress – save the date for October 2019 for my next show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José.

ArtBox: The Illuminated Iris

The ArtBox Project is an effort to bring more art into neighborhoods by sprucing up overlooked-but-ubiquitous utility boxes.