Candle smoke paintings

I am excited to exhibit these four gouache and candle smoke works on paper at SFWA Gallery in San Francisco for the month of July 2020.  In this series, I first painted the surface of the paper with gouache in intricate patterns, often drawing from aquatic or botanical elements.  I then burned the paintings with the smoke rising from a candle and worked back into the paintings with collaged fabric or in some cases more, painted linear elements.  These works are about the impermanence of memory and experience.

I am offering these works through the San Francisco-based non-profit gallery SFWA, which has long been a supporter of emerging artists in the Bay Area.  They have now re-opened to the public following all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The two on the top row are from my “Calypso” series.  These works each measure 19″ x 24″ and are framed and ready to hang. 
Each is priced at $700.

The two on the bottom row are from my “Lucid Dream” series. These works each measure 11″ x 14″ and are framed and ready to hang. 
Each is priced at $400.

My frames are constructed of either maple or white wood with UV plexi.  The paper utilized is acid free bristol board.

Contact SFWA Gallery at the link below to purchase or request additional information:

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