Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bike Art Preview

I can't help but share two pieces that I just finished. Both will be exhibited at The Nautical Bean through the month of May. I will be sharing the space with Artist Tony Girolio. His artwork will pair well with what I have. Keep tuned as we will have an art closing and pick up party at the end of the month.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Art for Open Studios 2015

It's all about change and staying out of the comfort zone. This year, I challenged myself with two new mediums: Watercolor and Sumi Brush. Both cannot be erased, muddled, or laid down without intent - unforgiving and painful when they go awry. It hurts to see good progress go south when a touch of a loaded brush and spreads uncontrollably on wet watercolor paper. When things go as planned and the medium is under control and action is intentional, it's clean, friendly, packable and spontaneous.
The "Summer Sumi Series" was created on the spot during my wonderful, bright, summery days on the Central Coast. I enjoy creating en plein aire while hiking, mountain biking, lounging at the beach, or time with friends at a campground using beer as water to paint. Art reflects life, or is it life reflect art? Either way, both have been challenging lately and art is always my way to sort it out. Here's a link to my Flickr site: Summer Sumi Series of just some that will be available for purchase in October. 

Please visit my studio both weekends in October for SLO County Open Studios tour.

Monday, October 6, 2014

OSAT 2014 Pre-Show Studio Prep

I have an art show coming up. It's part of the countywide Open Studios Art Tour SLO. Time speeds up as I prepare for it. Despite that overwhelming feeling, these are the things I want to accomplish:
1. Paint the studio walls
2. Finish the 8x8 for #OSAT2014 group show at Art Central
3. Stain frames
4. Hang mural
5. Create three (3) bike chain print blocks

All this before October 11.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Southern Station Show

Artist Statement photo bombed by chicken!

The paint color pops under the Santa Margarita Historical Society's photos.
The Sidetracked show is down, but the gallery loves on! Consider purchasing one and support the arts.

The landscapes come individually mounted on a wooden palette all hardware ready to hang.
Contact me directly bill(at)on-trackstudio for inquiries.

SACRED SPACES - Paintings from Native American mortar sites.
WATER & LAND - The border between the two make for interesting vistas.

ON-TRACKS - The original American artery along urban parts of the East Bay.

Poppies Replaced by Kiosk

Springtime Poppies Under a Contrail Sky had a three-week stint at the smokers bench in downtown Santa Margarita. The public site now has a kiosk for the Santa Margarita Historical Society. No worries though; pop-up art will continue and thrive where it's needed most.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Seven Years Ago, Really?

We were enthusiastic, pumped up and ready to spread the bicycle gospel to the masses. Our location was ideal and the public loved it. What, you missed it? Well you can behold/relive the bike art shows through the magic of the internets. Read the Tribune review, the New Times write up and see a lot of Tall Bike Posse antics on Flickr.
Why did we stop? Conducting free events like these doesn't feed hungry mouths, pay bills, or rent. Oh, but the memories, friendships, possibilities are priceless.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

From a Tissue Sketch...

This is one case where I'm happy I inspired another artist to grab the growler and run with it.

I did the initial rough sketch (below) on tissue paper as a direction for Central Coast Brewing to go with a shirt design; maybe three years ago. I didn't have the time or resources to bring it to fruition at the time. The artist/illustrator who was contracted definitely had the style I would have looked for to finish the job. I'll take my payment in beer, thanks.

Order yours on the Voler.com website.