I'm an artist after a 25 year career in architecture & design. The best way to contact me is via e-mail.
In my work, layered abstractions are born and transformed by nature's elements of wind, rain, sunlight and time. I explore the circumstances of life through a diversity of media, textures and gestures, which imbue my compositions with vitality and a sense of motion. My work mediates between turbulence and joy. As layers of material are melded and molded by hand and time, the beauty of our daily path is revealed.
CURRENT, Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions & News:
ROOT Division 16th Annual Auction 2017
October 26th, 2017 - 6 p.m. VIP 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Auction
1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Collect art, support arts education, and be inspired by artists at Root Division's largest annual fundraising event!
Proceeds directly benefit local artists, free art classes for Bay Area youth, and the continued success of Root Division's unique model for keeping artists working at the heart of San Francisco.
Preview and buy items from our upcoming Auction at the "Buy it Now" price - don't let your favorites get away!
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New House Gallery
39 Fernhill Avenue
by appointment only
September 19th - November 19th 2017
Umber Nights , is a solo exhibition of new works by Tracey Kessler, mixed-media on canvas that were completed over the Summer of 2017 in Sausalito, CA. Kessler’s practice is the result of layering materials relating to the current environment. These works represent the dryness of the state of California due to the drought. Envisioning the indigo nights enhanced with painterly strokes of umber, smokey charcoals and gray fog coming in from the Pacific ocean.
Six initiating artists (who started their work on October 1, 2016) are each corresponding with another fellow artist until May 1, 2017. These correspondences will be sent and received via the postal system in the tradition of Mail Art. For many of the artists this will be the only means of communication between the two artists, forcing them to explore the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works.
June 2nd - June 30th
Sausalito Art Walk
Come stroll down Caledonia Street kicking off Art Walk 2017
Wednesday, May 10th, 5-8 p.m. Sarah Swell Jewelry
215 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA
Fall Open Studios
Saturday, November 19th 12- 5 p.m.
Beyond The Wave Gate
Terrain: Navigating Landscape
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 8th 6 to 9 p.m.
Opening: September 10th 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA
Open Studios: October 22nd & 23rd 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Midway SF