Thanks for viewing my little post office exhibit. I am a professional painter who has moved to Point Richmond in January of this year. I paint landscapes, portraits and still life paintings in oil. This display shows some of the landscapes and a still life I’ve completed in the last nine months. I’m sure you will recognize many of the scenes in and around this beautiful neighborhood.
My first career was in the law. I practiced for 31 years (mostly a court room and appellate practice). I very much enjoyed the work but at age 55 I decided to go back to school to follow my dream of becoming a professional artist. I had always been involved with the arts and wanted to spend the remainder of my productive years painting full time. So my wife and I moved to Italy where I was admitted into the Florence Academy of Art. I completed it’s rigorous three year drawing and painting program designed to train professional painters in the traditional techniques of the 19th century masters, such as Sargent, Zorn and Sorolla.
My subject matter and painting process follows my interest in attempting to look intensely into the present moment. I try to distill an essence of beauty or poignancy from a location or person. I almost always paint from life. If you see me painting in the streets or green spaces of our beautiful area, say hello.
My work is for sale. You can see more at my website; http://www.bottomlyartstudio.com/