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Bonsai Show Painting Sneak Peek

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to design for the posters and T-shirts for the Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai’s 25th annual show. Along with the design I was also commissioned to create a painting based off of the design for the show.

This painting is to be silent auctioned off at the show with part of the proceeds benefiting the club. This is a sneak peek of the painting (not yet framed). I hope you will come by and see it along with the many works of art, and living art at the Santa Cruz Museum of Modern Art.







The show takes place Sat March 23 and Sun March 24 at the MAH Downtown Santa Cruz. Not only will the be beautiful trees and art on display, but 2 demonstrations as well by world renowned bonsai artists whose tress will be raffled off.

Come by, pick up a new tree and discovery your own creativity, or buy a T-shirt and help support our local bonsai club.


Bonsai 5-2 AD7.5x10_Black2


My Little Masterpiece

I brought the whole family (and survived!) to the de Young museum this last weekend for the Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Mus’ee d’Orsay. There I had my new little boy sleeping in my arms amidst all the amazing artwork, and yet, everyone still seemed to comment on the little guy.  Someone even said “Now that’s the real masterpiece!” I guess newborns really are that irresistible.

Here is my little masterpiece, born at the end of October…..

Boy #3 Ruben Vladimir