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This is a commission I recently finished in front of the Casa Verde apartment complex – they requested art that would be vibrant and fun.
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.
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.
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.
This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.
When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.
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.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.
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.
This is the largest painting I’ve done yet! It’s a shipping container owned by Veggielution (8′ x 8′ x 20′).
The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.
Details and a preview of my third solo show at Kaleid Gallery this October.
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.
This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.
More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.
Paintings in progress – save the date for October 2019 for my next show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José.
The ArtBox Project is an effort to bring more art into neighborhoods by sprucing up overlooked-but-ubiquitous utility boxes.
I put out a call for pet portraits early in the year and have done quite a few since then. Most of them I held off on posting because they were gifts and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This batch is cats!
Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.
I enjoy painting portraits of pets, and my latest commission was especially fun: pet chickens!