Only 2 weeks to go before ART at the SOURCE open studio tour! I am getting ready. I’ll be showing in Valley Ford this year with Craig Collins who makes custom fine furniture. The location is amazing … beautiful pastoral setting perfect for painting. Craig’s studio/ shop is so cool with all of the raw wood, tools and even a gorgeous wooden boat sitting high up in the rafters….a project dear to his heart.
This painting is the one I chose to hang in the preview show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Visiting this show is a great way to see work by all of the 153 participating artists…and a way to plan your tour of the studios.
There are seven of us showing on the coast this year…right off of the coastal Highway One. Craig and I are in Valley Ford near the border of Marin and Sonoma Counties and there are 4 artists showing in Salmon Creek, just a few miles north near Bodega Bay.
The wonderful owners (and wine makers) Tim and Jane of Portalupi Wines are hosting a reception and new release celebration this Thursday May 19 from 6-8pm. My work is hanging in their tasting room which is located next door to the famous Raven Theater in downtown Healdsburg. They will be releasing their newest wine, an Italian white called Vermentino and pairing it with a seafood chowder…yum! So come on down and try a new wine, see my artwork and say hello.
This event is a preview exhibit for Art at the Source which is coming up real soon…June 4-5 and 11- 12. I am happy to be showing in Valley Ford, just down the road from Bodega Bay, with my friend Craig Collins. Craig is a fine custom furniture designer and builder. He and his wife Sharon own West County Design …one of the nicest shops in Sonoma County that features Craig’s work along with a stunning selection of fine arts and craft…most by local artists.
I am looking forward to Art at the Source this year…it’s my 6th year of doing this open studio tour. I love meeting everyone and talking about art. This year since I have moved (within Bodega Bay) and am currently moving my studio I will be willing to part with some pieces that I have been hanging on to…moving is the best incentive for downsizing, right?
Chicken House and Barn..I’ve had this in my head for a while. The oranges and magenta’s have been begging to be painted. The charcoal and acrylic work so well here especially in the chicken house detail. This will be the image on my promo postcard for Art at the Source!