|"Preview" show at Marin Coffee Roasters, San Anselmo. Photo: K. Kingson|
I helped hang this show in San Anselmo yesterday. Tim Mock, owner of Marin Coffee Roasters, has always been truly supportive of me, and other San Anselmo artists who have wanted to share their art here. When Brian Stubblefield and Ed Walls owned the Coffee Roasters, I began painting bicycles in Marin County, and this very shop hosted my first paintings I created in 2005. The first was a painting of the original Roasters shop with the backyard garden, and later, several paintings of the Serpentine Trail at Camp Tamarancho; a popular single-track trail that is know by most mountain bikers in the Bay Area. The town loved the old shop so much, that when the new shop opened in its current location, across the street, they raised money from town members to purchase my painting for Bryan Stubblefield to share in the new shop. It still hangs in the shop today, along with a plaque we had made for those who helped purchase the painting.
The current owner, Tim, agreed to let our group hang a "mini" preview show of 12 paintings to promote our upcoming Art on the Farm fundraiser show, October 24th, at Pt. Reyes Winery; a benefit for Marin Organic Interest Free Loan Fund to Farmers. San Anselmo show is a very small sampling of the 100 or so, Bay Area artists that participate in "Art on the Farm". This show includes a dozen paintings, flanked by our October show posters. More info here, on the group blog.
|"Ride to the Roasters", original oil painting by Colleen Proppé|