Exhibitions and Performances


 "PERCEPTION" featuring Parallel Play, sponsored by The Glint" February  25 - Performance   

Parallel Play is a partnership that brings together makers and lovers of music and art. Each performance features a unique mix of musicians and painters, collaborating to produce art in multiple dimensions through a perpetually-evolving combination of sounds and visuals. PERCEPTION will feature an immersive, environmental ambient work in collaboration with composer Danny Clay that combines live instruments, live art, and electronic sounds (world premiere)

MARCH 2017

OPEN STUDIOS: Preview Friday March 31 6-9 pm. Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2 from Noon to 6 pm. 1890 Bryant Street Studios. Over 100 artists tidy up and invite you to see them in their workspaces! Guest performing artists in my space will be announced soon... please check back!

MAY 2017

Live concert painting performance for "TRANSCENDENCE" concerts with the Resound Ensemble chorale.  4 paintings, progressing each evening over the course of the concerts. Dates: Friday, May 12, 6:00-10:00, Saturday, May 13, 6:00-10:00, Monday, May 15, 6:00-10:00.

In mid May, Allison Lovejoy, pianist, will collaborate with me during a very French Parallel Play concert exploring the color of Debussy and Ravel in piano and paint.

Wait, WHAT? Music and painting?

Where painting and music meet
Music has taught me everything essential about creating paintings: Inspiring, dreaming, exploring, inventing--reflecting the emotional and "motional" world created by a piece of music. The paintings are chronicles of my encounters with music. I try to make each work a fusion of air, light and passion, and its been a honor to explore and immerse myself in both new and old masterworks of sound.  In 2016, I founded an art-music making performance laboratory, called Parallel Play SF with co-creator Deanna Badizadegan, violist and virtuoso collaborator. We create monthly experiences fusing art and music in the studio, and we invite audiences to participate, learn and enjoy. 

What I'm working on
My newest series, called “WaterMusic–Jazz”, was created alla prima in the sense that they are not inspired by existing music but rather future music.  My hope is that music will come to them in some way, and that's already happened: my bass playing friend David Arend and his collective of composer-players “Alchemy Sound Project” used my paintings on their new album called Further Explorations. I'm also working on  three lareg paintings inspired by John Adams "City Noir"

Whats coming up
I'll be collaborating with the Resound Ensemble of San Francisco during their spring concert  with theme of Transcendence, painting for all concerts while the audience listens and looks: including works by Ola Gjiello, Lou Harrison, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pãrt. Recorded music is great, but there is nothing that beats the dimensionality of a live performance with hundreds of voices!

from the top, clockwise,  Infinity, Hiroshige, Peacock, and Beta

from the top, clockwise,  Infinity, Hiroshige, Peacock, and Beta

"Joie de Vivre" 60 x 60  

"Joie de Vivre" 60 x 60  

New Studio/ New paintings: Ars Nova Brut series

New Studio/ New paintings: Ars Nova Brut series

the studio...clean for the moment