Monday, December 22, 2008

Fresh Produce pt. 2

More pieces from the Fresh Produce Group show up now at Gallery AD through the end of the year.
Also see some of the other pieces: here.


Sunday, December 14, 2008


Here is a few sketches from the last week or so:

A portrait my pal, writer, musician, and jokester Scott Sell.

I attended a talk at the Asian Art Museum for the Totoro Forest Project. Enrico Casaroa and Ronnie Del Carmen spoke about the influence of Miyazaki films on their art. The Totoro Forest Project was organized by friend Yukino Peng and opens at the Cartoon Art Museum SF on Tuesday December 16th.

I took a long walk from the Civic Center through Downtown SF, Chinatown and finally ended up in North Beach. Here is two of my favorite drawings from that night.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nucleus Holiday Benefit Auction

Nucleus Gallery in the LA area is having a holiday benefit auction for the Red Cross.
I've got a small watercolor in the auction. I painted it early last year before going to Japan, so its been ages since I've seen the piece in person. It was one of three small paintings featured in the Nucleus Power in Numbers show.

View the piece here:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fresh Produce

Friday December 5th 2008 was the opening of the Fresh Produce Group show at Gallery AD.
I did several small ink and watercolor pieces on paper. I've already posted three of them earlier (See them here). The show included some great small pieces by Besty Walton, Megan Diddie, Pellet, Eric Taggart, Jeremiah Maddock, and Luciano Scherer.
Here is another one from the Fresh Produce set:


Monday, December 8, 2008

Portland Rain Show pt. 2

Here are images of the three pieces I have up at Portland's Compound Gallery.
All three are 5x7 framed. Since the Inkling's show in September I have been working with ink and enjoying the results. This set is mixed, watercolor and ink. The show will run until December 24th 2008.

Stormbringer 3

Stormbringer 2

Stormbringer 1

Thursday, December 4, 2008

2nd Street Mural - Finished

2nd Street Mural.  Downtown San Jose

2nd Street Mural.  Downtown San Jose

2nd Street Mural.  Downtown San Jose

2nd Street Mural.  Downtown San Jose

On Monday just after sundown I put the final touches on the 2nd street mural, signed the wall, and did my last clean up with Pellet. I'm quite proud. Its the largest thing I've painted so far. Stop by if your in downtown San Jose and see it in person. It took nearly 15 days of painting and several days of prep. I'm grateful for all the help from Cherri and Brian, and all the artists who helped out: Pellet, Cisco, Ages, Lacey Bryant, Pugs, my Mom, and especially my Dad. Thanks. There will be more.

And a few pictures by Cherri

2nd Street Mural.  Downtown San Jose

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

"Busy, Busy, Busy - is what we Bokonists whisper whenever we think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life is."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

I've been working hard, staying busy, doing plenty of paintings and drawings.
Here is a few of the upcoming happenings I'm involved with along the West Coast.

FRESH PRODUCE - Group Painting Show
Opening December 5th
Anno Dominni
San Jose CA
San Jose's finest Gallery AD does its annual group holiday show. I will have a bunch of small paintings along with a host of other great creatives like: Bruno 9li, Pellet, Andrew Hem, Eric Taggart and Maxwell Holyoke Hirsch.

PUDDLETOWN - Group Painting Show
Opening December 4th
Compound Gallery
Portland OR
I've got three fragile paintings, all on the theme of rain in Portland's Compound Gallery. This show will run from December 4th until the 24th so if your up in Portland for the holiday stop by and see these paintings.

December 13 and 14
Nucleus Gallery
Los Angeles CA
I've got one small watercolor in this benefit auction at Nucleus. Its for an older piece I finished last year called New Man.
They've had the piece on there site here for some time now.

2ND STREET MURAL - Outdoor Wall
Finished very soon...early December
San Jose CA
2nd Street, between San Fernando and Santa Clara, across from the Improv theater.
I've been working in Downtown San Jose most weekends in November with a crew of loyal painting pals. Pellet, Foot, Pugs, Lacey Bryant, Ages and even my Dad have had all had a day or two helping me work on this wall. The 2nd Street mural is huge and nearly finished. Next time you are in Downtown SJ take a look. Its the largest thing I've ever painted.
Here is a link to some of Cherri Lakey's photos of the wall in progress:
And a link to a few of mine:

Thanks Be.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Work







Thursday, November 20, 2008

Portland Rain Show

Just sent three small paintings to Portland's Compound Gallery.
The pieces are for a group show about Rain which will run at Compound thru December.
Stop by the Gallery if your December travels take you anywhere near Portland.
Here is a peek at the first of the three just before I packed it up.
More soon.


Stormbringer 1

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mural : 2nd Street Downtown San Jose

I do walls.

I'm in the middle of a huge project. The 2nd street mural is two stories high and past 90 feet wide. I've been working out across from the improv theater on most weekends, with a crew of good friends. There are lively comments from the downtown denizens and the occasional hobo. Lately I've been blessed with this amazing autumn weather. I'm hoping for more fall sunshine so the wall can be completed by December.
My Pop took some photos of us at work on Sunday.
Have a good laugh at the hole in my jeans.

Mural 004

Mural 017

Mural 009

Mural 019

Mural 015

Mural 010

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yo's Sushi Club

I've just installed paintings and drawings at Yo's Sushi Club in San Francisco.
All of the work is from 2008, and a lot of it is from the Strong Vibes and Inklings shows. If your down in the Mission stop by, eat some Sushi and see some art.

Yo's Sushi Club
3369 Mission St
(between 30th St & Godeus St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Meanwhile I've been busy with a huge mural project, work for the Fresh Produce show at Gallery AD, and work for a group show at Compound in Portland, OR.
I'll be posting a few images of all those projects very soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


From the Strong Vibes Show. April 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Remind People

"I've always believed that you don't teach anybody anything through art; What you do is remind people of their own knowledge. And it's knowledge that is not totally conscious. The pictures that hang in my brain and not on the wall are the ones that have reminded me of my own knowledge. "

- Marshall Arisman

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sezio Starter Home Mural : Part 2

Earlier in Oct 2008 I painted a wall in the Sezio Starter home.
The Sezio folks have recently posted images of all the walls in the house and a video of a walk through of the project. Visit the photo gallery here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Man, Machine.

From a show at Backwater Arts, January 2008.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Known Entity + Fujiko-Chan

Known Entity
Heres a better photo of Known Entity from the Into the Void show in August.

rock onward
And heres a photo of our friends Fujiko-chan playing a show last month here in San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Horses 2

Horses 2

I painted two paintings in the Horses series after reading Black Elk Speaks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Grow : The Sezio StARTer Home Mural Project

On Saturday October 15th 2008 the Sezio art group opened the doors to their Starter Home. Located in Mountain View, the vacant house was transformed into an art space by nearly twenty artists. The other artists did complete installations, removing sections of the walls, adding wire, paint and paper.

Grow :  Sezio StARTer Home Mural

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

50 North First Mural

Late last year I painted this mural at 50 North First in San Jose.
Here the original color sketch and a photo of the finished mural.


Everything is A Resource - Phantom Galleries Mural

Friday, October 10, 2008

Strong Vibes : Part 3

Another Image from the April 2008 Strong Vibes show.
I was grateful to hear the band The Drugs play a set at the opening.


Strong Vibes Event.  Photo by Layla

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tommy Guerrero

About one week ago I stopped in at 3131 Clement Gallery and managed to see an awesome set by Tommy Guerrero.

Tommy Gurrero + Naoko 039

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

South First Street Mural - San Jose

The panel murals I mentioned earlier are up. Take a look at this photo of the finished mural, which hangs on South First Street in San Jose.


Also, an older image from a collaboration with poet Dennis Somera.


Friday, October 3, 2008

SEZIO : starter home mural

I recently painted a wall mural on the inside of a house in the South Bay.
Artist Eric Taggart organized a mass painting on all the interior walls of the Sezio house. Over 25 artists are involved. There will be an opening event on October 11th and 12th, so mark your calendars if you are anywhere near the south bay.

Details here...
Sezio : Starter Home Project

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



Also from the Strong Vibes Series...April 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Crown of Stars

Also from the Strong Vibes Show, April 2008

Crown of Stars

Sunday, September 28, 2008


From the Strong Vibes show in April 2008.
Now up at Barefoot Coffee 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara.


Saturday, September 27, 2008


From the Into the Void show August 2008 @ Kaleid Gallery.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Turn Aside

Here is an older drawing from a sketch journal in 2006. The text is from an old folk song by Dando Shaft.