Kids at play have been a theme in my work for a few years now, especially showing up in the 1950s series. While reading and talking to others about the 50s I am always confronted with a nostalgic innocence surrounding childhood. Was the world more peaceful 60 years ago? What changed so drastically that caused a generation to look back and covet "the good ole days?" I think these questions have many answers and are quite complex, however I believe there was a simplicity, spirit of life and adventure, and optimism in the 50s that I find beautiful and try to emulate in my work.
Sacramento will be in full swing this September with its annual Capital Artists' Studio Tour. Over 130 local artist will open up their studios - giving the public a unique opportunity to step inside the artists creative space. My studio (2110 K. St. #14 Sacramento, CA) will be open the first weekend of the tour - Sept. 14 and 15. Come see lots of great pieces and a sneak peek on my new "interior series."
I will also have a special section of sale prices on my studio studies. These small paintings were done in preparation for large pieces, studies from life, plein air, technique experiments and painting from a live model. Also for Sale : Original Oil Paintings, Giclee Prints, Art Books.
On Sept 21 and 22 I will be at Patris Studios in Sacramento giving special free artist demos. Come on By!