Showing posts from October, 2013

Paintings up at Rick & Ann's

There are 23 paintings of my gracing the walls at Rick & Ann's restaurant in Berkeley, now until December 15th. Stop in and take a look...or better yet, go have breakfast there. You won't regret those gingerbread waffles, let me tell ya. They are amazing!

Fall Colors

I had a glorious weekend away... an illustrator's retreat. Fall colors were everywhere!

 Beautiful Pinecrest Lake, very low at this time of year. 
 The colors of these leaves...breathtaking!
Illustrators are amazing artists in the kitchen, too. Body and soul nourished, I came home to paint some landscapes of our beautiful Bay Area. Prints will be for sale in the shop soon.

And... a show at Rick & Ann's restaurant in Berkeley...coming soon!

Inspiration: Melissa Sweet

Weekend before last I got to meet one of my favorite illustrators at SF Illustrator Day. Melissa Sweet. And she is.  I love her collage work... just gorgeous!
 This book, A River of Words, is one of my favorites.
One of her most recent, Balloons Over Broadway, tells of Tony Sarg, the puppeteer who created the Macy's Thanksgiving parade balloons. The book, which debuted last year,  was a Caldecott Honor book. Thank you Melissa!  You are such an inspiration to me. check out her charming website: