Gain confidence and sharpen your representational drawing skills with charcoal, graphite and ink. Learn composition, measurement, and rendering of 3D objects including the human head. Part one is a four week class that will meet via Zoom on Wed afternoons 1-3 pm, Oct 7-Oct 28. Part two will be on the same day, Nov 11-Dec 16 (no class Nov 18 or 25). Over four more weeks we’ll cover surface treatments, perspective, 3D rendering and composition. We draw in every class and also work on understanding the concepts that will help you draw accurately and without distortion. Register here.
Bridge the Ballot Show at Bridge Art Space
“Bridge the Ballot” will be both a live and virtual art exhibition from Mon., Sept. 14 through Mon., Nov. 9, 2020 at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace. The community will be able to view the artists’ works both at Bridge’s onsite art gallery and online during that time. You can see my paintings here or visit the gallery at 23 Maine Ave. in Richmond. A virtual art reception will also be held Fri., Sept., 25. According to curator Jenny Balisle, “2020 will be a crucial presidential election amplifying the responsibility of one’s vote. Bridge the Ballot connects the personal experience with issues important to Richmond artists.” Learn more in this East Bay Express article.
Pullman Mural Update
Even though we lost some days due to the bad air quality, we hope to complete this mural by the end of September. The mural depicts the essential workers of the Pullman neighborhood. A million thanks to Groundwork Richmond and Richmond Build for raising the 40′ by 12′ wall of wood panels. You can visit Pullman Park, located at the intersection of Carlson Blvd and Ohio St in Richmond. This mural project is possible thanks to the East Bay Community Foundation, the City of Richmond, and Groundwork Richmond. Read the Richmond Standard Article here.
Black Lives Matter Mural
I am working on another mural located at the intersection of MacDonald Ave and 22nd St (in Richmond). A BBQ celebrating a graduation is the subject of the mural that college-age youth designed after attending a series of discussions on diversity led by artist Ximena Sosa. They wanted Black Lives Matter to figure prominently. This is a smaller (19 x 8′) mural commissioned by Police Activities League. Board member Brandon Evans wanted the mural to be entirely youth-led, so that they could express themselves independently.
Ants: Across, Around and Through
This children’s book I illustrated is now on sale at Amazon. If you are wondering what Ruth K. A. Devlin’s book is about, the summary says, “A colony of delightful hungry ants travel across, around, and through a picnic at the park on their mission to collect food to fill their cupboards. The vibrant, engaging illustrations allow the reader to see the busy ants on their journey, showing exactly what prepositions mean, making this the perfect book for teachers and caregivers alike, and one that children will want to return to again and again.” People who have read it to the young people in their lives report delight in the ant characters and a fascination with all the objects – just what we were going for!