New news! Since the beginning of August, I accepted a studio space at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley. I've been busy with the plein air paint out, so I'm still settling in. I have so many supplies, it's been taking me multiple trips. I'm constantly rearranging and adding more things to my cozy space. Above is a picture/link to my artist interview, which acts as a welcoming introduction to the community. It's mainly about my background, influences, and why I do what I do. Check it out. Link to the interview is also below.
As I'm still moving in, I haven't gotten the chance to produce work. Every time I come in, I'm doing little things like making business cards, hanging up work and labels, and moving things around. Really just trying to make things feel more like home. I display my work on a wall I share with studio mate and fellow Epekto member michaelsacramento.com, as well as WIP pieces on easels and tables.
A little bit about the space. It's located on 4th and University in Berkeley. It's a new building. Above are condos. We have 2 restrooms and we're down the block from the shopping strip featuring Bettes Diner, Spengers, Apple Store, and best of all Blick's art materials. We hold 15 artists and have month to month shows. The space acts as both studio and salon style gallery, so most (if not all) the works featured are available for purchase! We're open Fri-Sun from 11am-6pm and some Monday's. We have an eclectic range of works/artists from paintings, illustrations, jewelry, abstract, classical and a bunch more.
There's a whole lot of spots to paint around here. First day moving in I walked behind the building to see the train station and ended up doing a plein air of it. So much to explore. It has a little bit of everything: industrial, street, residential, water. If only they had a marina/pier then I'd be set! I really want to start making work in studio, but it's gonna be hard to pass out on the scenery. Ah whatevs, it's not going anywhere.