December shows

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Three small pieces for 2 upcoming exhibit/sales. “Diamond Head” 2022. 10×10″ is for an invitational show at Nielsen Arts, 1537 Solano Ave, Berkeley. 510 525 8968, Lots of good…

Voss Gallery

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I dropped off a few paintings with Ashley Voss of Voss Gallery in San Francisco recently (Voss Gallery). check them out, some great, colorful art.
Promotional image for the De Young Museum's 2020 Open exhibit of Bay Area artists. I had two pieces in the show.

de Young

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Happily I am announcing that I have 2 paintings (“On The Street” and “The Space Between Us”) in the upcoming Bay Area Open exhibit at the De Young Museum. YEA! Due…
A promotional image for an exhibit of my and Melani McKim's art at the EBMUD gallery in 2009.

New Exhibit

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I have an exhibit coming up December 2019 at EBMUD with fellow artist, Melani McKim. Come by when you get a chance. REAL AND IMAGINED An exhibit of drawings and…

On the Street

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Acrylic on 12 moveable wood panels, 20×72”(20×6” each), 2019 (SOLD)

Art Route Oakland 2019

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On May 4th, 10th and 11th I and my fellow artists at Faultline Artspace will be holding open studios and exhibiting new works during the first annual ART ROUTE OAKLAND.Faultline will be…
painting, color, people, homeless, shoes, barefoot


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A comment on homelessness in the suburbs.
album cover, parody, Elvis, Elvis Presley, Music, Painting

My first Album

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For “Remastered”, an exhibit of reimagined album covers at Faultline Artspace, July 2108

Up Up

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painting, color, studio, unfinished

New Studio

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Just getting settled in at a new studio space in Faultline Artspace. This is the first piece, almost completed. Faultline has 20-25 other artists and all that I have met have…

Open Studio

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East Bay Artists’ Open Studios will take place on June 10-11 and I am participating. I am without a studio at the moment, so instead I will be showing recent…
abstract, painting, art history, color

Rothko’s Lawn

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Another small painting but a current favoriteof mine. It took longer for the paint to dry than it took to paint it. Sometimes (rarely) things just click in place.
Relations, people, Kiss, painting, together


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A small painting that took more work than it shows
mentor, friend, influence, artist, painter

Gene Holtan

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My friend and mentor, Gene Holtan, died on November 30, he was 86. When we would get together, our talks gravitated quickly to art. He may have rambled at times…
Puzzle, Painting, abstract


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  As noted often, the style & subjects of my paintings are all over the place but I do think they have connections. This one belongs to a series I…
birds, sketch, draw, city


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I walk like a river, I meander I stumble on rocks and wobble in the wind

On Walls and In Streets

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Quite by accident I ran across this clip from an unfamiliar book published in 1997 by the University of Illinois. This broadside is in the Oakland Museum of California’s collection. On…

Reminisce: Comfort Food

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  The second in the Remembrance series. Some others that are being considered are: Favorite Pet, Vacation, Family, Garden and Labor.
self, portrait, gray hair, beard, Bill Prochnow

First Thoughts

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In 2014 I decided to review my paintings & drawings from the last 45 years, including college classwork (yes, I still have some floating around). It almost seemed an unconscious…