Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Painting Long and Narrow

Traditionally my paintings sell their best in a standard rectangular size, like 22 x 28 or 36 x 48, but I think there is a huge audience looking for something a little different. Long and narrow sizes work really well with seascapes and cityscapes and people really seem to like them.
City Scene 48 x 24

Long Coastal View 36 x 12-sold

Long Sea 36 x 12-sold

Friday, July 20, 2012

July is for Horses

Diagonal with Bronze 30 x 30

Piaffe in Neutrals 30 x 30
Hooray! July is here and it's time for the annual Art and Equestrian Festival in Petaluma. I've been working on new horses for the event and even have some floating frames coming for them.
This is my third year participating and it's always fun seeing my horsey friends and meeting new ones too.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Gallery Success

COCA -Coalition of California Artists is a group I started when I saw the demand for original artwork at the High Point Furniture Market.

After showing at market in April I decided to stick with my own paintings , but keep the group together together to market to the home furnishings industry on the West Coast.

The artists have been great and we now have a gallery that is open to the public near the Design Center at 390 Kansas Street in San Francisco.

Our opening celebration was on Friday and it was a huge success. Our next event will be a cocktail party for local interior designers on August 15th.

You can see more COCA photos here.

Friday, July 6, 2012

San Francisco Bay Area Art Group starts the COCA Gallery

COCA -The Coalition of California Artists has started a gallery in the former Shawna Stoney Showroom. The official last day of the showroom was June 30th and it felt so good tearing off the "store closing" signs and putting up a gallery opening sign in it's place. The art is on the walls and I've never seen our space look so beautiful.
Artists presented in a first group show include COCA artists and friends,
Roberta Ahrens, Katerina Connearney, Raymond Difley, Linda Donohue, Hilla Hueber, Jennifer Bec Hirshfield, Andrzej M. Karwacki, Catherine McCauley, Misho, Linda Saytes, Valerie Scott, Mylette Welch.
Please join me and the other artists for our Gallery Opening Celebration on Friday, July 13th from 5pm - 8pm at COCA Gallery 390 Kansas Street @ 17th Street in San Francisco.