May 11 - 12 , Site: 64
251 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Painting is a magical process for me, catching a small moment of life - its beauty and uniqueness as well as a sense of movement and change.
My works come from the “four winds”, from all corners of the world. The vibrant colors of Oaxaca, the sunsets and pagodas in Myanmar, gardens in Japan, the people and villages of Cameroon as well as our spectacular home, California - they all inspired my attempts to capture that something special.
I feel the energy and life breathe in every natural landscape, including the human touch on our landscapes manifested as cottages, chairs, fences. As former Mayor of Palo Alto and now on board of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, I work to integrate the best of the human spirit with the beautiful natural world that we are blessed to live in. As a painter, I can try to capture what is worth protecting.
I love colors and value, and am happy to try all media from watercolor to oil with a couple forays into woodblock carving and printing.