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Mini-Mural: Show Your Work

I got the opportunity to leave my mark at the current location of Works/San José, the first place I showed art in a public venue.

Hearts in SF: Release

A Tabletop-sized heart, painted for the 2022 Hearts in SF fundraiser.

Trunk Show

Part sculpture, part painting, these wall hangings are made from pieces of a heritage Valley Oak tree from the border of Walnut Creek, CA and Contra Costa County – also known as the Boundary Oak.

Electronic Music Virtuosos

Illustrations of two electronic music virtuosos for the theremin and the synth.

Cyberpunk

This year’s theme is a (modern) treasure: computer chips.

Three Fires

Part of the Zip Us Up! collaboration in Michigan, this painting is inspired by the community legacy of the Three Fires Council.

“Meet You Halfway” at Kaleid Gallery

I had extra “found” landscapes on hand, and continuing that theme was partly out of necessity as my art sources and studio access got disrupted to varying degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protected: Twitch avatar character design

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Moment of Zen

This is a watercolor of an excellent image Alan captured of a rare moment of peace between the cats — aware of each other but sufficiently distant.

Crafts of 2020

So much was happening, and worrisome, and strange that I just lost track of a lot of it. This post is about the weird craft stuff I focused on as an escape.

1st Doctors Triptych

“All three were the first woman from their respective countries to obtain a degree in Western medicine from a Western university.”

Changes of Perspective

In the strangest year in my lifetime, I figured it was fitting to wrap it up with a few oddities that are changes in perspective.

Treasure Skull

I painted this ceramic skull for the 31 Skulls fundraiser for Local Color. Fun project!

An Animation Cel Portrait at Disneyworld

A fresh new type of commission: an animation cel portrait!

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.

Signal

Symbols in our public space are gaining extra scrutiny for the worldview they present.

Books & Books

These are nursery paintings for the #quarantwins Aubrey & Oliver. I got the idea to create a pair of paintings so that each one can have one when they’re older.

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.

Sushi Cats

A commission with a more cartoony and colorful style that didn’t need detailed photo references.

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.