Thursday, December 24, 2009


I met of some friends from our first year. Good old Sean and Jeff!

I did this painting this year before the show and it was accepted.
Un Albero #3

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Painting accepted in a juried exhibition at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago

I am happy to announce that I recently found out my painting, "Only Hers," was accepted into a juried exhibition called Family Album at Woman Made Gallery. Karen Irvine juried over 450 images that were submitted for "Family Album" and chose 31 pieces of art for the exhibition. The exhibition runs from November 20-December 23, 2009 in Chicago, IL at 685 N. Milwaukee Ave 60642 for anyone who is in the area. Hope you can check out the show or the online gallery.

Some Write-Ups

A beautiful write up by Sarupa Sidaarth about the Poetry of Family exhibit on her blog, Art Acts, for the Academy of Art University. Sarupa is an amazing artist and writer. Her blog is so well done. I hope you get to check it out.

Maura Cluthe, one of the many talented artists I showed with at Blue Gallery wrote a little bit about our work on her blog.

Gourmet Girlfriend briefly mentioned me when she wrote about living artists on her blog that covers the gourment community supported (CSA) meals that she makes.

(Added 1-2010)
Bill Guy visited the Woman Made Gallery show in Chicago and listed some of the paintings he enjoyed on his blog.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pictures from opening night of the Poetry of Family Show

It was a great show for all the artists; myself, Kimberly Mowbray, and Justin Borsuk. I am very happy that so many people came out to see the work and support me at this show. It was also nice to meet so many new people. Thank you to everyone!


I had a great time and met a lot of new people who were enjoying my paintings and was also able to see friends who were not able to make it before.
She was so sweet and we had a long conversation about art.

Open Studios Today (Saturday) at 79 Gallery


Date: Saturday, October 24th
Location: 79 New Montgomery Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours: 11am-5pm

Poetry of Family "My Friend" Oil on Canvas 48" x 60"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Twitter and Facebook

Finally on twitter! If you want to follow the occasional Sola Studios happenings :) And if you are on Facebook I also have fan page if you want to see my artistic journey there.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Website Updated

So I updated my website with my most recent series...Poetry of Family. The poems that go along with my pieces are also posted on my website.
Many thanks to Michele Haggar for helping me edit my poems.

Poetry of Family Gallery Show

Poetry of Family Gallery Show
A Series of Portraits from an African-American Family
79 Gallery
October 1st through October 31st, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday Evening October 1st, 2009 5:30-7:30pm
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA



Date: Saturday, October 24th
Location: 79 New Montgomery Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours: 11am-5pm


Date: Sunday, October 25th
Location: 603 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours: 11am-6pm

Blue Gallery Portrait Invitational

Two of my paintings will be in a show at Blue Gallery in Kansas City Missouri from September 4th to October 31st. I will be showing with friends Dan Ochoa and Ray Bonilla. Check out their great work.

Poetry of Family "I Remember Her" Oil on Canvas 48" x 60"

Poetry of Family "Time" Oil on Canvas 48" x 60"

Poetry of Family "In Big Distance" Oil on Canvas 18" x 24"


Poetry of Family "She Speaks" Oil on Canvas 48" x 60"

Poetry of Family "Love Story" Oil on Canvas 48" x 60"


Poetry of Family "Nothing Like Me" Oil on Canvas 48" x 60"

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

So my website is up and running!

So my website is up and running. You can check it out at either or

Hope you like it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

My piece in Salon Show: 79 New Montgomery Gallery

In Big Distance
Oil on canvas
18 x 24
(Currently on display at 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco until June 12th)

Spring Show Salon Piece

My mom and I did not make it to the Salon show before it closed because we were at the spring show but we got a great view of it from outside.
I am really happy about how it looks even at night.
Close up of it to follow.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Graduation, Spring Show and Spring Show Salon

Hi everyone! So me and a bunch of other AAU folks will be graduating this year and therefore going through our AAU commencement ceremonies this Wednesday (@ the Cow Palace.)

And then on Thursday is the AAU annual Spring Show (reception 7pm @ 601 Brannan.) There is also the Salon Show (@ 79 New Montgomery up until June 12th.....I got a piece in this show so come check it out also.)

Hope to see you if you are in the area and CONGRATS to everyone! Let me know if you need more information.

African-American Family Tree

Mom (in progress)
Oil on canvas
48 x 60

Oil on canvas
30 x 60

Black and White Expressive Paintings

Black Girl
(From photo found online-photographer unknown)
Oil on Canvas
9 x 12

Oil on Canvas
16 x 20

Large Expressive Painting (In Progress)

The Daughter (in progress)
Oil on canvas
48 x 60

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