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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


39th Annual Fungus Fair

The 39th annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair is coming up this weekend. Once again I had the opportunity to hang my mushroom paintings for the show.


2013-mushroom 2

Santa Cruz is a unique place to be able to hold such a fair and has garnered some national attention.  Yes the east coast has heard! The Fungus Fair has even made a list of primo foodie events in the culinary hotbed of Brooklyn this year.  Mild winters and wild fungus, more the reason to come visit.

Here is a like to the  FFSC webpage for more info:

Mushroom Festival Art

Several of my mushroom paintings are set to be displayed at the Louden Nelson Center in Santa Cruz for the month of January. You can see a sneak peek of them HERE.

Come Join us for the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair January 9-10. You can find more info HERE.