This Swap is my brain child and I will be hosting it at my lovely Oakland Home.
Sat Oct 12th Dia De Los Donuts – A Psycho Campbell Art Show! 2006 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell CA – Artist Reception 10 am – 2 pm
Sat Oct 12th Scary Art Collective Annual Halloween Show Bodytribe Fitness 1924 T Street – Artist Reception 6 pm – 10 pm
Sun Oct 13th Rodgers Ranch Harvest Festival 315 Corston Rd, Pleasant Hill CA, Free Classes & Vendors 10 am -4 pm
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My Inner Landscapes series was inspired by the diversity of California’s coastline. This series of mixed media works on handmade papers are 11 by 14 inches in a 14 by 20 inch creme colored matt, $60 each and $10 for shipping and handling. I find it hard to describe my own work. Luckily I have some wonderful writer collectors. This is what Forbidden Light has to say about my artwork:
“Your painting style, to the uninformed, appears to be wildly abstract. However, your voice is imitating the spontaneous generation that occurs in nature. The Rorschach clouds swirling over our heads… The colonies of single-celled beings knitting together the catalyst that sparks our evolution… The unseen chemistry that corrodes everything, including us… It takes an enlightened eye to recognize that your painting style mimics the very nature of time and life.”
Show Opens Friday August 2 and has been extended until September 30!
The Layover music bar and art lounge is located at 1517 Franklin Street
Join us on Thursday September 26 between 6 & 10 for Cutz on Demand.
Two Bay Area greats and Oakland natives Mim Art and Nicolas Caesar bring to the Layover a series of their hyper-popular collaborations! Mim’s urban, Earthy, and decayed landscape compliments Nicolas Caesar’s Saturday Morning Cartoon monsters and together they’re the chocolate and peanut butter for your eyes! We’ve been preparing this show for months and your empty walls at home will be happier with local original art everyone can afford!
Teenie Creepies, the latest collaboration from Mim Art and Nicolas Caesar, are here! These one of a kind creatures will enliven any home, office, workshop, dorm or eatery. They are 3.5 X 6 inches and are ready to be hung as is or framed. Each is hand designed with acrylic paint and markers on up-cycled mahogany. Teenie Creepies are $25 each on their own or $20 with another item, all include FREE shipping in the U.S.
To purchase please contact Mim at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nic at email@example.com.
A collector of mine commissioned a custom Memorial Plaque for her mother’s 98th birthday. It was presented at a celebration where family and friends came from all over the world to recognize her life and achievements. The plaque includes a classic image, favorite quotes, and colors chosen by the family. This beautiful custom 16 inch square piece includes an archival digital image on recycled wood canvas painted with acrylics and watercolors, then finished with varnish. The buyer was so pleased! You know you want one, and I would be more than happy to make one for your special someone.
The Day of the Dead Show was a huge success featuring fabulous art and beautiful live music, with lots of our artworks finding new homes. We have been invited to do a monthly Second Saturday art nite at The Clubhouse. Nicolas Caesar explains our mission: “It was one of the best art experiments we’ve done, taking art back to the people, creating a unintimidating environment, showcasing affordable art, reminding people that they can still buy are from real people from their community. Art is accessible again!”
Sometimes I am called into the streets, down dark alleys and through abandoned building to make offerings to unnamed deities. We each chose what is most valued otherwise, it is no sacrifice at all. So when the Gods and Goddesses whisper in my ear I know I must let go of my most prized possessions-my handmade altars and the items I make them with. Last Sunday was one such morning; I woke with the light feeling a surge of creative energy move through me. I packed several completed altars as well as a collection of found objects and followed the voices on the wind. Click on the pictures above to see where they lead me.
Sometimes I am called into the streets, down dark alleys and through abandoned building to make offerings to unnamed deities. We each choose what most valued, otherwise it is no sacrifice at all. So when the Gods and Goddesses whisper in my ear I know I must let go of my most prized possessions-my handmade altars and the items I make them with. Last Sunday was one such morning; I woke with the light feeling a surge of creative energy move through me. I packed several completed altars as well as a collection of found objects and followed the voices on the wind. Click on the pictures above to see where they lead me.