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JUNE 6, 2013
Kongde study- from the southwest

Last Saturday my second solo show Elements opened at the new Arte Verissima Gallery.
The gallery is part of the Arte Verissima project started by my friend and long time mentor Bruce Wolfe. The gallery had been a long time coming but finally brought to reality through the efforts of gallery manager Lauren Szabo. A painter herself (my former student at CCA), Lauren took the reigns of the gallery and got it going.
The show has been a year in development, but basically most of it was planned out in my sketchbook while I was in Nepal last year with Brian Stauffer. I managed to follow the plan and a year later had a show of most of the Himalayan Suite. I rounded the show out with a group of four local landscape paintings and a sculpture.
All these paintings were done on location except a few paintings which were worked up from studies done on location. I wasnt sure if this subject would attract any interest but so far the response has been quite positive.
The master plan

Clearing storm over Kongde Ri

Two Mothers- Ama Dablam

Roof of the World

Kuhmbila Study

Kuhmbila- the unclimbed mountain

Everest Study

Kongde study

Ama Dablam Study

Tamsherku storm Study

Limantour Marsh- painted a week before the show on an outing with John Hersey

Headlands- painted as a demo for an Arte Verissima workshop last fall

Headlands 2

Baker Beach-

ALternative Rex 12 x 30 Bronze. Possible subject of a future Drawger post, I recently decided to have one of my sculptures cast.

The lovely Lauren Szabo, gallery manager

Crowd overflow into the streets featuring famous illustrators

I owe a great deal of thanks to Lauren Szabo, Bruce and Linda Wolfe, Brian Stauffer, Kim Rana and especially to Lynn Hunt.
If you are interested in visiting the gallery during the month of June the address is 4432 Piedmont Ave in Oakland. The gallery is open on weekends and open weekdays by appointent at 818 7307677.
If you would like a pdf of the images  please email me or contact info@ arteverissima.com.