Daily Practice

March, 2020

“Just finish 100 paintings”.  That was an admonition to me from an art teacher over 40 years ago.  His point was that you learn how to paint by not simply studying it, but by actually doing it.  As I found out, artmaking and problem solving go hand in hand.  Of course, my teacher was correct.  To finish an artwork, means to resolve it.  My personal benchmark for this is that there is nothing about the piece that bothers me or feels incomplete.

As time goes on, our tool box grows.  Techniques are learned, materials are explored, and our ability to critique our own work improves.  This helps to focus more on intention.  That is, what we would like to express to the world.

For me, Daily Practice is a continuation of this concept.  I’m reminded of the Tortoise and the Hare fable.  Through slow, but steady application, our goals can be reached.  For an artist, that means finishing an artwork to resolution, and communicating a message or a feeling to the viewer.

Over the decades, my work has changed many times.  But these changes did not come out of thin air.  Each change was born and nurtured by the work that came before it.  When asked how long an artwork took to complete, I tell the inquirer my age.

So, I continue my Daily Practice.  Remembering that the objective is not the destination, but the journey.

Building: 117 - Studio: 3103
Phone: 16504776651
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Artist Bio

Lives and works in San Francisco, with my studio being at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.  A decommissioned site, it now houses 250 artist studios.  I've maintained a full time studio practice for 35 years.  

Exhibitions

60 solo exhibitions since 1984, while participating in 250 group shows.  

I had a large exhibit at Stanford University in 2015 and my first solo Museum show in 2019 in Burlingame, California.

Awards

Artist Residencies at the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, NY and Local Language in Oakland, California

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Fall Open Studios 2020 will happen at the Hunters Point Shipyard!

Shipyard Artists have welcomed visitors for Open Studios since 1984, and this year will be no exception! While safe in-person visits can be scheduled with individual artists over a 3-week period, we have additional virtual events and options for you!
After our Spring Open Studios had to be canceled in April, we created a new online art gallery and store. where you can purchase the artists' newest creations, opening Friday, Sept 25 at 5PM.

Over 50 participating artists are waiting to communicate with you!

On Friday, Sept 25, 5PM-8PM, our Virtual Store will be open for the first time, and artists will be online and waiting to communicate with you via zoom, email or phone.

On Saturday, Sept 26, 10AM-2PM, you can virtually visit with Shipyard artists who have signed up for ArtSpan's Open Studios .

On Sunday, Sept 27, 11AM-6PM, we will host an interactive Virtual Tour event, where you will be able to zoom into the studios of participating artists just as you would in person during a normal Open Studios event, visit our virtual store and buy direct from artists.

From Sept 25 - Oct 14 our online store will be open. Artists will offer in-person studio visits by appointment, curbside pick-ups of art purchased, and private zoom meetings. Artist contact info and scheduling options will be posted on each artist's page and next to available artworks.

Direct store links will be available from each participating artist's page starting at 5PM on Friday, Sep 25.

Participating Artists

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