Having lived most of my life so far in the Midwest before moving to San Diego, fireflies are something I look forward to seeing every summer on my visits back. I still typically make at least one firefly-inspired piece each year. Hotaru-gari VII is my most recent in this series. I framed it and a handful of other pieces for inclusion in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con Art Show at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. This sale and auction will run July 18th through the close of the convention that Sunday the 22nd. You don't need to have a badge to stop in to enjoy the art show and bid on a piece if you're taken with it.
What San Diego lacks in the way of fireflies it makes up for in another form of bioluminescence. Our periodic algal blooms, known as red tides, can make the waves glow blue. I got to see this spectacular natural phenomenon for the first time this year and made two mixed media paintings inspired by it.
Finally, it's an honor to have Coastal Walk VII, a piece inspired by my beloved Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, included in Reed Magazine's California Edition. Issue 151 is dedicated to fine art and literature inspired by the Golden State and may be purchased directly through their website.