"This is a portrait of my friend and neighbor Bernard, who is also a resident of Project Artaud, a pioneering arts cooperative in San Francisco’s Mission District. Over the last four decades Bernard has been a neighbor, friend and frame maker for most of my paintings, including the gold leaf frame for this portrait. As time has passed, and the city has changed, our friendship has stayed steady. I am proud to call him my friend, my co-creator and one my best models for many paintings over half a lifetime."
E. Dale Erickson's gift is creating masterpiece oil paintings, which present a gifted balance of the juxtaposition in our experience of hyper-realism in objects and backgrounds and portraits of the character of people as they are experienced, not just seen.
Erickson's paintings, drawings and prints chronicle his thirty-plus years in San Francisco. His subjects are colorful streets, interesting people from the City, his U.S. and world travels, as well as a wide variety of still lifes. Here is an artist who has stayed true to his calling, dedicated to realism.
While exploring various series of works over several years, Dale Erickson reveals a consistent handling and individual style. In his approach, the dance of color and light expose a traditional, formal treatment of composition. At the same time formality is expressed quietly and uniquely in the casual elegance Dale imbues in most of his works.
Dale received his 1964 BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in printmaking from San Francisco State University in 1974.
Public Collections include: Achenbach Foundation - Legion of Honor, SF Arts Commission, Free Art Museum, IL.
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Pam has been a source of awe and inspiration from her bloghttp://www.phantasmaphile.
The name Pamela means (pan) "all" and μελι (meli) "honey." In this portrait, Pamela is portrayed wearing a gown of golden honeycomb as she embodies this reservoir.
While bees have a reputation for bringing order, as their hives are models of organization. Bees are hard working and dedicated examples of what is possible through dedication. The bee is a symbol of wisdom, by collecting pollen from many flowers and transforming it into nourishing honey, it is the gold of the bees. Bees are often considered symbols of the goddess or divine feminine because they are ruled by queens. The bee are examples of cooperation and mutual collectivism.
CARRIE ANN BAADE is known for her allegorical oil paintings. These painted parables combine remnants of Renaissance and Baroque imagery, creating surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. As a contemporary painter, she returns to the relevant moments in art history in order to reclaim them, not merely as a quotation of a theme or an image, but also as the materiality of methods and techniques that ultimately create them.
Carrie was awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010, the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist in 2005, and was nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship in 2006 and the Joan Mitchell Grant in 2012. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions: the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida.
Born in Louisiana, Carrie Ann Baade received her Masters in Painting from the University of Delaware and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that included one year of study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. The NY ARTS Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Austin Chronicle, the Albuquerque Journal, and Philadelphia Today have featured her work. She currently lives and works in Tallahassee where she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.
Frank Oriti was born in 1983 and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his B.F.A. in Two-Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2006 and returned to his hometown shortly after. For the next year and a half he worked at one of Cleveland’s steel mills and continued painting in his spare time. In the fall of 2008, Oriti headed to Ohio University where he began creating work inspired by his past experience in the blue-collar work force. He graduated with his M.F.A. in Painting in 2011. In 2013, Oriti was featured in The New York Times and was also the recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award. Recently, his work was featured in the prestigious BP Portrait Award in London's National Portrait Gallery. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.
Calvin Lai is a San Francisco based fine artist.