I was interviewed by Smash Pages, a comic blog, about my San Francisco portraits, work with Nocturne, dream drawings and more!
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I am so honored to be featured on the front page of the Richmond Review this month! Gui Oliveira interviewed me a few months back and wrote a beautiful piece about my work and how I became inspired to paint portraits of the Richmond District, my beloved San Francisco neighborhood. Read the piece here: https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/12/31/capturing-the-richmond-in-watercolors/
Happy New Year!
I just finished a second illustrated story for the Bold Italic. This one is all about an oft-overlooked corner of the city - and some personal history too.
So much fun, I love doing these! Hope you are safe and untouched by the many fires raging in CA.
Till next time,
I was asked by the editors at The Bold Italic to write a piece featuring my artwork. I had no idea what to write about... my first draft was meandering, to say the least. My editor asked some questions in the margins, and got me to re-think what I want to say. The result is this: a story about me, about my neighborhood, about living and working in a changing city.
Read the article here. Enjoy!
As you know, I'm a big fan of Bazaar Cafe, one of the sweetest cafes in my neighborhood. I feel very lucky to have my greeting cards on their shelves. Today, I stopped by and found that all my cards were SOLD OUT (yay!). So I brought some new ones in, including brand new "4-Star Theatre" greetings.
Support a local artist and one of the best local businesses in the city and go buy some for your friends! Only $5 a pop, perfect for birthdays, thank-yous, condolences and "just…Read more
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I'm a little bit famous!
A friend of Vanessa Lowe (producer of Nocturne) sent her an email the other day. It was an industry newsletter called "Inside Podcasting." It turns out that they featured me and my artwork (including my work with Nocturne, my neighborhood portraits and my dream drawings) in the latest issue. I had no idea! It…Read more
When I first came to San Francisco for college, my roommate insisted on bringing me to a little cafe in the Richmond District called Simple Pleasures. "You have to try their raspberry rings!" she said. I had never been to this part of town. As we drove past the ocean and turned up Balboa Street, I was enchanted by the neighborhood, with its colorful houses and apartment buildings blocks away from the crashing surf. We were enveloped in fog, and fog horns sang in the distance.
We passed by a little bait and…Read more