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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cities Cities Everywhere!

I have been creating very simply designed city posters lately. They are created especially for digital downloads so that's the reason for the black and white tones. I tried some local and some not so local. Here we have Seattle, Oakland, Berkeley, Palm Springs, San Francisco and NYC. What other cities should I try? 

All of these are available on my Etsy shop - My Daisy Downloads. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Here's something for Corporate and residential spaces

I really enjoy abstract landscapes - especially ones that are far off in the ocean so I had some 8x10 boards and decided to paint a few. Here is what I came up with. I scan them in at 600dpi and do some color correction and now they can go as large as 40" on the longest side for digital reproduction. I added them as posters to Artist Rising and ImageKind - all the links to these shops are on the right nav bar. Enjoy and as always thanks for visiting. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Art Happenings

Here's a quick update on art happenings. Two this week and one in July: 

Thursday June 11th at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette I will be part of a group show with eight artists. The reception starts at 6:30 so please stop by, have some wine...maybe some cheese and say hi. And meet the artists! A new Mexican restaurant opened next door so plan to check out the art and stay for dinner.

On Saturday June 13th I am having a book signing from 11-1  at Mountain Grounds in Martinez. I wrote a 32 page zine and published it in limited quantities. Please stop by this great little indie cafe, grab some coffee and say hi.

Finally - Friday July 10 at The Collector in Berkeley I will be featured in a group exhibit. The Collector is a fabulous little shop in the Elmwood District and is a great place to pick up gifts, affordable art, jewelry and artisan home accessories. And the area is home to many great foodie stops so it's a fun Friday night event. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Little Houses Updates

I have been working on a project for Automat - a company the uses a group of retired cigarette vending machines to sell art instead of cigarettes. They are very retro and very cool and come in great colors and designs. There are over 100 machines in business all over the US and a few other countries. My work was selected so I have completed the first 50 pieces. The final product has a cellophane wrapper and will be added to machines in different locations. Each one sells for $5.00 - so the lucky buyer gets an original piece of at for five bucks! 

This first series is called Little Houses and I used the song Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds for inspiration. 

Here are photos in chronological order from plain wood blocks when I just started paintings to the final wrapped product. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Big Sky

I went out for a ride the other day and due to a late night I decided that I was not going to break any land-speed cycling records so I decided to just enjoy the ride and shoot some photos. The sky was a perfect cloudless blue and the rooftops looked so well contrasted against the sky. So here are five images shot from Martinez to Pleasant Hill to Walnut Creek and back to Martinez. I feel like this could be a fun photographic journal of rising through the burbs. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monochromatic Intentions

It's no secret that I love black and white design. Being able to use a minimum of color - black and white are technically not colors but for the sake of this paragraph, let's just say they are - is a challenge and a fun one at that. I will be in a few shows this summer and I have decided to focus most of the work on this minimalist idea. Here are a few new works on 6x6 panels. They are full of layers to get the most in depth and then coated with gel medium to again make it pop and add depth. Check back here for dates and locations of the shows.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

new posters- yes new posters...

It's been awhile since I created images for wall decor. I have been wrapped up with finishing my book and then making digital downloads for my Etsy shop. I missed creating new images for posters so here are three new pieces...two abstract landscapes and one simple splashy abstract in colors I don't typically use. As always they are available on Artist Rising, and if there is a particular size you are looking for just ask. These are designed to be easy to crop. 

Have an awesome day.