Thursday, April 27, 2006

Erotic Show @ the Shooting Gallery

Hi all-

I'm going to have a piece in this show! The opening is June 8th if you would like to save the date.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Dee painting 4/20

Dee work in progress 4/20

An update, this is still in progress. This is that time period where lots of decisions have to be made about what looks best in the final composition. Stay tuned!

Oh and click on the image above to see more paintings on Flickr. And leave me a comment if you like. Cheers.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

"Built for Speed"

2005 Painting: Built for Speed

(24"x36" oil on canvas)

This painting was inspired by my lovely friends Dee and Rachel who have a party every Thursday night in SF called "Built for Speed".

In some ways, meeting Dee changed my life. Her red hair, free spirit, courage and warm loving self helped me open up to a lot of new things. I used to get coffee from her every day at the NY Street cafe where she was the star counter girl. She wore daring outfits on Halloween, gave evey single person an individual moment of her time, and she and Meredith's great food fed a lot of people in that neighborhood. We all had food for thought and the best mac and cheese EVER.

I believe that I was there for the first Built for Speed at MILK bar in the upper Haight. :)

Built for Speed is an inspiration in itself- the girls 'decorate' the back room at Delirium every Thursday night with black and white images of punks, rockers, and pin up girls. They put the things they love up on the walls for eveyone to share.

All the girls in these paintings are friends of mine. They are wonderful people who helped me break open my warped idea that only model-skinny girls are pretty and sexy. They have real bodies, with voluptuous curves like me!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Hello my name is Rachel"

2003 Painting:

16x20" The girls in these paintings are all friends of mine. This one is obviously Rachel.

I wanted to paint girls with real curves...girls that look more like me. I see images of really small girls everyday and it fucks with my head a lot. I have to consciously remind myself that girls with flesh and real curves are sexy too.

These paintings definitely help me resolve this war within myself. Rachel = hot = Alice is ok too. :)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Dee pntg update 4.5

This is still a work in progress but I feel like sharing. Been cooped up in the house painting and trying to stay dry (it's been raining non-stop in SF), so it would be nice to get a little feedback.


Oh and you can click on the image to go see more paintings on Flickr. Click on the "Paintings" set when you get over there.

Dee pntg 4.5