Added Nov 8, 2019
Climate Change exhibit, Berkeley Central Arts Passage
2055 Center Street
Opening reception Saturday, October 24, 4:00-6:00
Added Sep 25, 2019
Old Growth Douglas Fir, Oregon
Added Sep 25, 2019
Kayla and the Squirrel
Added Sep 17, 2019
Photo by Kayla Arnett
Added Jun 30, 2019
The Peaceable Kingdom
Added Jun 9, 2019
Stephen Hawking as a Young Man
Added Mar 25, 2019
Added Mar 23, 2019
Added May 20, 2014
This painting shows my father in his early twenties. He has just bought the gas station and grocery store in New Deal, Texas, and he's very proud to have escaped his father's farm. The painting shows the bright morning in that harsh country.
I was born there a few years later. I attended Texas Tech, did postgraduate work at UC Berkeley, and taught English on fellowships at Tech and at UCB. I spent a summer at Stanford on a Danforth Fellowship. I was a Josephine Miles Fellow at Berkeley and assistant professor of English as part of that fellowship.
I have taught at Texas Tech, Amarillo College, Laney College in downtown Oakland, California,at UC Berkeley, and at the College of the Virgin Islands. At Laney, where I taught for 40 years, I studied art with Bill Snider, who used the techniques of the Dutch masters to paint Disney characters.
Retirement has given me time to paint in earnest, and to explore different types of paintings, landscapes, news events, surrealism. In September, 2013, Artmajeur honored me with a Silver Award.
Added May 16, 2014
Expressions Gallery at 2035 Ashby in Berkeley, California, is showing Spring Forward until July 11, 2014.
The exhibit contains a variety of paintings, photographs, compositions, jewelry, textiles, and digital prints.
Poetry readings on May 16, June 20, and July 18. Comedy nights May 19, June 13, and July 11. I'll be at the gallery on May 30, glad to show you around. Jan