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Golden Coast Series

Summer in Catalina

Image size: 20" x 30"
Giclee´ Print on Canvas
Edition of 195 plus 19 Artist Proofs




Rising Fog

Image size: 30" x 40"
Giclee´ Print on Canvas
Edition of 350 plus 35 Artist Proofs




After Shower

"This street near my home is part of the old town of Pasadena. I often stroll down the sidewalk enjoying the everyday charm of bustling people, passing cars, and noisy bars. But the moment of the day that I appreciate most on this street is captured in this painting: the moment when the dust of a busy day has just been washed away, when afternoon has said its good-byes, and evening offers a familiar greeting."

Image Size: 24" X 30"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(HE LOW/ AP SOLD OUT)

 




Avalon Bay

"This is how I remember Catalina's Avalon Bay: even as I painted in my studio, I could hear the steady song of cicadas, the laughter of waterfront strollers, the soft rumble of boat motors, and always, the undertone of ocean waves gently stroking the shore. Natural and human notes combined in my memory have created such a harmony that I believe that Avalon Bay is my ode to joy."

Image Size: 17" x 43"
Archival Print On Canvas
Edition of 350 plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Cafe Bella

"On the beautiful island of Catalina, the day has just kissed and bid adieu to the tranquil evening. Islanders and visitors alike, at last escaping from the day's activities, begin to settle down to evening meals. The first sip of wine is taken. Only pigeons pace the passages near the caf? where the diners earlier rushed. It is then one smells the warm fragrance of the first course mixing with the cool salt spray of the ocean only steps away. What could better soothe a tired and famished soul?"

Image Size: 20" x 30"
Giclee Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(HE LOW/ AP SOLD OUT)




Cafe Prego

"My favorite time of day is always when the curtain of night has just begun to fall. It's at that hour that the bustling day retreats into the wings and the players' masks are removed, as they join friends and family--or a special someone--for dinner. It may be hard to believe that one could find such a tranquil moment in a big city like San Francisco, but I did find it--in front of Caf? Prego."

Image Size: 20" x 30"
Giclee Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(AP SOLD OUT)




" Catalina "

"Under the moonlight, not far from Los Angeles, enchanting Catalina opens her arms to the exhausted bodies and souls. I, too, found myself at this moment welcome there, intoxicated with this dreamlike evening. Yet this allowed me to see clearly the innocence of childhood, the intimacy of family moments, all that is closest to the heart...I was thus compelled to compose this serenade of color and light."

Image Size: 30" x 40"
Giclee Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




" City Lights "

"In the quiet of early evening, I hear fifty years of jazz and poetry readings flowing out of the door of Vesuvio; in the fresh, still wet air, I breathe in the passion that nurtured the Beats' legacy behind the windows of City Lights. Fashion always changes, yet spirit forever remains."

Image Size: 30" x 40"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(AP SOLD OUT)




"Fullmoon"

"I have always been drawn to full moon, and love its reflection shimmering on the sea. In this evening at the Fisherman's Wharf, I found both, yet so much more."

Image Size: 24" x 30"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(AP LOW)




Hyde Street

"Following a shower at sunset, everything is bathed in the pure, fresh air of evening. The pleasant smells of cooking emanating from a quaint bar combined with the glowing lights make this street corner a cozy haven where weary hearts can find comfort and peace.

Image Size: 18" x 24"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




My Balcony

"The setting sun burnishes the most prominent architecture of San Francisco, leaving the city beneath basking under the warm glow. As I worked to capture the astonishing beauty of this moment on canvas from my balcony, I knew there would always be just such a balcony in my heart, upon which I could always indulge in this resplendent view."

Image Size: 40" x 30"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Powell Street

In 1869 the engineer Andrew Hallidie witnessed the death of five horses, collapsed in an attempt to pull a too-heavy load up one of the many steep slopes of San Francisco. A caring man, Hallidie determined to invent a transportation system that would eliminate such inhumane tragedies. He set to work, and four years later, the famous cable car was born. "One day I strolled down Powell Street at sunset. As I gazed at the cable cars, emerging one after another from the soft wisps of fog lingering in the air, my heart grew warm: in my eyes the cars were no longer just unique devices of transportation, but beautiful symbols of human compassion, which in my view is the true spirit upon which this city is founded."

Image Size: 30" x 20"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)




Santa Monia

"This is the very first painting of the Gold Coast Series, which marks the turning point of my career. With this painting, a door was flung open in my heart, and I suddenly found myself in a realm filled with passion and vision, with beauty and joy. To this day, I can still feel the tingle I felt upon pouring my exultation onto this canvas. As I painted nearly 200 figures reveling in a spontaneous street festival on a summer night, I was likewise celebrating in my own heart."

Image Size: 17" x 43"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)



Transamerica Pyramid

"As I immersed myself in painting San Francisco, with its quaint buildings, busy streets, and serene blue bay, I found myself even more amazed by this particular scene: the historical and contemporary parts of the city, each in such contrast to the other, coexist harmoniously in the windswept fog. As I painted, I suddenly understood that no matter how the world changes, life will continue, and the beauty our hearts witness will never fade."

Image Size: 24" X 18"
Archival Print on Canvas
Limited Edition of 350 Signed and
Numbered plus 35 Artist Proof



Waiting for Captain

"This painting captures my impression of San Francisco through a little narrative: two puppies have long ago given up hope of their owner's, their captain's, return from a 'voyage' to the night. Having stared above the bank until their necks ache, they turn their attention to the water, only to notice a clever little bird that surely knows behind which window, into which flicker of candlelight, their captain has vanished. But, of course, the bird will not reveal the captain's secret…Who can say that there aren't many such stories taking place in the shadow of quaint buildings, behind wisps of fog, or in the golden pool of street lights? In my mind, a myriad of such fairytale moments enlivens this romantic town."

Image Size: 30" x 40"
Archival Print on Canvas
Edition of 350 plus 35 Artist Proof
(SOLD OUT)


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