I just read Randall Enos' comment about making a post for his dad for Father's Day. Seeing how I'll be out of town this weekend, I thought I'd put this up really quickly before I go.
My dad, Gardiner McCauley, has been an inspiration all of my life. He's a great guy, a great dad, and an amazing artist. These are some older paintings from the 70s, big oils that I grew up with on the living room walls. Lately, Dad's been working on smaller oil pastels.
He's from a generation of California abstract exressionists that thrived in the Bay Area in the 60s. Folks like Manuel Nary, Robert Anreson, Dick Shaw and others went on to become icons of the period. I still remember many a party of my parents when Nary would show up with giant bottles of red wine.
Anyway, I feel fortunate to have been raised by him, as he somehow walked the line between the Kerouac spirit and being an incredibly responsible father. Now, he is my remaining living parent and a great friend. Thanks Pop!
To see more of his work, check out a little gallery
I made on my site.