Public Art in Dublin, CA

I smelled like cedar for the first couple of hours I started working on this project. Added a couple layers of gesso and then started with color. My first commission of the year and an exciting project with the City of Dublin, California. I painted two large Adirondack chairs, which will be installed in the…

“Dogs of Danville” Public Art Installation – CA

What an incredible experience it was working with the City of Danville, California for the “Dogs of Danville” sculpture installation. My piece “How we grow” is an acrylic based colorful and whimsical piece that brings the viewer around the dog for a full 360-degree experience with every angle offering a different perspective. I wanted the…

MLK Day Community Mural

January 13th, 2018 I spent MLK day with 15 incredible 5th-grade artists with organization Upward Roots, from Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy, in Oakland, CA. I ride my bicycle to every mural that I create. Here is a picture of me on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with all of my paints and brushes!…

Bicycles, Art, & Updates

Can you believe that it is December 2017 already? There are lots coming up for mural making in 2018! As I have been reminiscing about the last year or so I have felt thankful for all of the creative endeavors, cycling adventures and the healing of a year-long a knee injury (yeah it’s better). 2017…

Sunset Art in Berkeley, Sprinter Van

Giving thanks for the gift of creating! Check out the incredible and collaborative van art! This past couple of months I have been working super hard on getting new mural gigs which require a lot of patience, writing, editing, designing, computer time, and stamina. Sometimes it seems like I am on the computer more than I am…

Summer and Art’s Community Mural

I love creating communal work where youth and adults get to create alongside me! This one was over the span of two days and we really enjoyed some live music, entertainment all around, great food and good people. I cannot wait to come back next year. Thank you for having me! This summer, I helped…

Rotten City Mural – Emeryville, CA

My latest mural you can see at Rotten City Pizza in Emeryville, California. The wall is a stucco, concrete 45 foot by 4-16 feet in some places. The mural wraps around the building, taking over parts of two walls. The entire process has taken me about 1 month and over 100 hours. An element I wanted…

Earth Day Mural 2017

This Earth Day I rode my bicycle with the Biketopia Music Collective  from Oakland to Bayview to help pedal the stage at the Bayview Opera House earth day celebration in San Francisco, CA. We pedaled the stage for musical acts with using just four bicycles and friends to pedal them. What a beautiful day! The aim…

Painting in Joshua Tree

Twice a year, the Joshua Tree Music Festival happens in the desert of Southern California making up the Mojave and Colorado desert. Its stunning, the size of Rhode Island and one of my places to gather to meet other artists, listen to international music and get to know more about Joshua Tree. This is my…

Completion of Bike Tour- 1,500 Miles Canada to Oakland

In June 2016 the start of summer, I rode the Amtrack train to Seattle, Washington from Berkeley, California. 24 hours by train with my bicycle panniers and an extracycle bicycle that I had boxed and ready for shipping. From Seattle, I joined with 12 other cyclists and we started out on a journey that would…

Santa Rosa to the San Francisco

We made it back home! Can you believe it? All the way from Seattle to Bellingham, Vancouver, Salt Spring, Victoria, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Whidbey Island, Bainbridge Island, Seattle again, Olympia, Portland, Eugene, Brownsville, Coos Bay, Florence, Fort Bragg, Jenner, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Oakland!    The last couple of days were wonderful, annoying the…

Jenner to Santa Rosa

     Leaving the coast was a much needed break from hills and from the dew filled air. The coast has such a dramatically different feel than even 5-10 miles inland. Jenner was beautiful, we met a man that owned the community center, and he let us stay at it. Everyone in the town of…

Mural in the Desert

Where: Joshua Tree, California – Joshua Tree National Park at the Joshua Tree Music Festival; 8ft x 10 ft; Acrylic paint; 2016 Hot sticky dry heat; the type of heat that makes you want to shower with your clothes on. Gusts of wind make the sun bearable as live melodic music floats through the air…

Biking to and through Los Angeles

What a different experience it has been since we hit Santa Barbara. Next was Malibu, we camped on a hill near a construction site and behind a grocery store that’s was settled in a little forest. We actually door knocked for a little bit asking million dollar home intercoms if they had space for 3 tents. It…

Lompoc and Santa Barbara California

Rode 62 miles from Lompoc to Santa Barbara. We got to see the ocean again! I missed it dearly! Found another cyclist named Cody from Vermont that joined our group for a while. Always nice to meet friendly cyclists on the road.   We stayed with a warm showers house in Lompoc, with a Seattle…

How to Start a New Adventure – Following Heart

Traveling is a choice. We can chose to make time for it or leave it for our dreams. It takes making it a priority and follow through. I say this all the time but you never will have enough money, or enough time, or the perfect scenario for traveling. Just do it, like today. Like…

Bike Tour -San Jose through the Santa Cruz Mountains

My first climb up a mountain! Wet wet wet wet conditions and mystical clouds filled the hilltops. There was lots of mud, a little getting lost and beautiful music from the frogs, swaying of redwoods and smells of eucalyptus. This ride was transformative as I learned how to interact with my body in a whole…

Bike Touring – The Starting Point Oakland

Bicicletas por la paz! A travelling group of inclusive amazing cyclists who like to play music, smile and ride bikes! We are off to Cambell San Jose area! This bike tour has started, 5 in total and we will be heading to Mexico over the next couple of weeks touring with all of our belongings…

Bike Tour Preparation

  Today marks the first day of our trip south to Mexico on bicycles! But first just to San Jose, CA. There are four of us riding today and more will meet up with us tomorrow and along the way! Our group is called bicicletas por La Paz, translation is bikes for peace. We will…