Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gallery Expo had a great turnout last night.  My gold/red flower abstract and Secret of Kells sold last night.  Many thanks for all the support! I'm working on three paintings right now and have one varnished ready to post.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Expo Gallery Press Release

Gardea’s Expo Exhibition Shows Life Centered On Art

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:15 pm
    As a young child, Raymundo Gardea worked shining shoes on the busy streets of downtown Los Angeles. In his shoeshine box, though, he carried something even more important than his tools — colored chalk.
    With these different colored pieces of chalk, Gardea said he would unleash his creativity.
    “Whenever I wasn’t shining shoes, I would draw whatever I would see — cars, people, anything,” he said.
    As an adult, Gardea tried many different jobs, but said that he was never happy unless he was either painting or drawing. So, he said he decided to pursue his passion and became a professional artist.
    Now, Gardea, whose training consists of several classes at a community college, sells paintings that are worth thousands and is one of three artists featured at the EXPO Arts Center this month. He said that his art style is to paint “anything and everything,” and his diverse collection at the Gallery Expo illustrates his diverse interests.
    One of Gardea’s main pieces featured in this show is “Dawn’s Early Light,” which is a painting of the Twin Towers in New York City. As a survivor of 9-11, he said that he painted the piece as an homage to those who died that day.
    From 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, the Gallery Expo, 4321 Atlantic Ave., will host an artists’ reception featuring live music, snacks and no-host donation bar. The reception will introduce visitors to the artwork of Gardea, Kellie Walker and Robert Wolfe.
    Walker, a self-taught artist, said she’s been an artist for more than 30 years, and learned her art from her mother, who also is an artist. Although she’s been in the art world all her life, Walker said she’s only focused on developing her art in the past five years.
    At the Gallery Expo, she is showcasing her abstract art — art that she creates while also raising her four young children, who sometimes imitate her.
    “I paint during the day, but, I’m a mother first and foremost,” Walker said.
    To create her art, Walker said that she uses a palette knife and loves to layer on thick paint to add “luminosity and severe depth.”
    This is the first time that Walker’s art will be showcased in a gallery.
    Wolfe is an 82-year-old watercolor artist from Los Angeles, and his art depicts the California lifestyle and “explodes with bright colors and brilliant reflections that mesmerize the viewer.”
    Wolfe said he admires the art of Norman Rockwell and with his art he aims to show America and “life as it happens.”
    For more about this month, visit
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Artist Reception at Gallery Expo in Long Beach

     June 18th, 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach
     6-8 pm
     9 of my paintings are exhibited as well as some amazing other artists
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Abstract Charcoal

I touched up these old drawings.  Working by extracting out.

Abstract charcoal

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Unpublished Book

  I'm honored to be one of the few to read the manuscript to an incredible piece.  It has me riveted and completely inspired.  I find myself speeding my reading up with the thrill of this fast pace piece of unpublished literature;  so I tell myself to slow down.  Enjoy the succulent text Kellie-as it's a divine bottle of Pinot Noir.  That is what this book is to me, utter deliciousness to my complete being. This MUST be published.  The author is Christian Britton. So if any of my friends or just stopping by to see my art,  and have publishing means and/or contacts please give this manuscript a shot.  I just can't see with all the trash being published right now something so significant as this could be left to the wind.

Expo Gallery.Net

  Hello all, and my thanks to those of you who came by Expo Gallery this past Friday Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls.  My pieces will remain up through the 18th of June.  The gallery hours are Fri/Sat 4-8.
I have more pics to post but broke my card to my camera.  I'll get around to it this week.  Maybe. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Baby!

 It's June!  Bring on the beach, the heat,  bbq, and the June bugs. I LOVE summer-I can't wait to catch up with friends I haven't seen due to our kids busy school/soccer schedule.