Norcal Muscle Clinic Reaches Out To the Local Art Community.
Every three months a new artist will be exhibiting their work on our walls. Artist shows and receptions will be announced in advanced here on our Events page.
If you know of an artist who would like to show their work at our clinic please contact us with their information.
Hilary Kinney was born and raised in Illinois, and has been creating fine art across the United States for three decades. She graduated from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine in 1985 and studied at both Rhode Island School of Design and California College of Arts and Crafts.
Hilary has a broad range of artistic experience and interests- graphic design, photography, collage, and painting in watercolor, gouache, pastels and oils. She was a professional graphic designer in New York City and Chicago prior to narrowing her focus to painting. While exploring her interest in painting, and settling in San Francisco in 1991, she worked closely with the American Cancer Society to create life-sized action portraits of the San Francisco 49ers. Some of these paintings can be found in San Francisco restaurants such as The Royal Exchange at Sacramento and Front streets, the UCSF hospital pediatric wing on Parnassus Street, ad in private offices and residences, such as Devcon Inc and Bechtel Inc.
Hilary is curredntly working on a new series of paintings of the San Francisco Giants. Teh paitings are at least 6 feet tall. She paints on large rolls of heavy watercolor paper, with over 30 layers of chalk pastel adn gouache paint. Her “portraits” of the players try to capture teh physical look and energy of the players, and the drama of the ball field.
Hilary lives in San Anselmo with her three children.
Previous Artists Exhibits
Christine Dougherty firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 Peoples Choice Award, July Presidio Paint Out, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1991 MFA Theatre, University of California, San Diego, CA
Studied with Notable Artists
Joseph Wetherbee, Faith Ringgold, Howard Rees, Kay Russell, Fred Kling, Mike Bailey, Karen Frey
Art Projects for Jeanne-Claude & Christo QC, Trouble shooter, Instructor, Prototype build/estimator, Installation Captain, Monitor:
Wrapped Walkways, Kansas City, MO; Surrounded Islands Miami, FL,; Le Pont Neuf Empaqueté, Paris & Armentieres,, France; The Umbrellas, California; Wrapped Reichstag, & The Gates, Central Park, NYC
6114 La Salle Avenue #303, Oakland, CA 94611
I have had the opportunity to see my fair share of places. Over the years,I have hoarded the images of the people and places that influence my art.
My itinerant impulses were instilled early. We were agricultural migrants. From the tiny town of Coleman, Texas with its three school systems-white, black, and Mexican- to Windsor, Colorado with its immigrant German and Russian farmers who spoke English far worse than my father. Every season back and forth. Travel to Colorado in April to thin sugarbeets with a short-handled hoe, back to Texas in October to pick cotton. A migrant’s pilgrimage of the sun.
Powered by ideas and ideals developed during these peregrinations, my graduation from high school in 1963 served as the benediction for my pilgrim instincts. Joining the Peace Corps, I traveled to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala roaming wider in my odyssey, now as a beneficent pilgrim.Returning home, I began what, at the time, would be my most foreign pilgrimage. I attended Stanford (BA 1970) and Harvard Law School (JD 1975). As the first in my family to attend college and one of the first US-born Mexicans at either school, I often felt the “stranger in the strange land.”
In 2001, I moved back to San Francisco to work on my art. The wanderlust ingrained by a lifetime odyssey, however, has not abated. Travels to China and Korea have been sensory pilgrimages providing a wealth of imagery.
My art is an irregular record of my odyssey. An ongoing journey across the globe and across my mind. At every station along the way asking, what makes us different?, what makes us alike?, and where do I fit in? Does this odyssey have a destination?
♦ Heather Hanan email@example.com
Raised in Sonoma County, attended SRJC and SSU, Heather Hanan also attended the College of Marin during her twenty five years in Marin County, where she learned to paint.
Having raised two daughters, she currently is attending to the education and furtherance of her nine year old granddaughter who paints and sews.
First solo show 2004 at a cafe in the Haight Ashbury, Squat & Gobble, sold the large 60″ x 48″ Pallette knifed brilliant ultramarine blue RainbowBird/Chakra Woman. Hanan’s brightly colored paintings continue to sell in small cafes and other venues throughout San Francisco in both solo and group shows. Exhibits with ARTworkSF and McKinley Art Solutions.
The paintings have been described as astonishingly deep, oddly soothing and invigorating at the same time, evocative.
Hanan’s work brings to mind another northern California expressionist artist, Joan Brown, although it must be said, Hanan has a sunnier yet weirder attitude.
♥ Jenny Wehrt firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakland-based artist Jenny Wehrt specializes in original and custom pop-portraiture, choosing subjects that pick up where Andy Warhol left off. Her post-pop subjects are often inspired by heroes of the rock underground such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Robert Smith, Iggy Pop, Ian Curtis, Morrissey and Jarvis Cocker.
Ms. Wehrt departs from traditional pop painting in her depiction of underground subjects in the pop medium, thereby adding further facets of irony. “Andy Warhol,” says Jenny “was interested in automation, fame and commercialization. I’m interested in the cultural underbelly. Paris Hilton simply doesn’t interest me as a subject.” Wehrt’s body of work also includes hundreds of custom portraits of her clientele, effectively erasing a “high” and “low” art divide between Art and Home Décor.
A full time artist, Jenny’s pieces have been displayed throughout the city at numerous group and solo shows. In addition to a client base in San Francisco, Wehrt regularly sells pieces to international buyers in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, France and Canada. She holds degrees in Visual Communication from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), as well as a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University.
♥ Llewellyn Ludlow email@example.com
To explore the vast world of imagination, sight and sound and to give something back to a planet that has given so much.
My objective is to bring awareness of the earth’s beauty through unique perspectives, color combinations, and a truly direct connection with our planet.
Art to me is as important as life; life breathes art.
Often caught up in our daily lives, we sometimes forget how much beauty and design the earth holds. We, the product of this divine art, should never let go of this pure source.
My art is constantly reaching for this rich mixture of earth and imagination.
As a living embodiment of this synthesis composed of mostly water, I feel especially drawn to the ocean. I love to carve my personal signature across the waves by surfing. Painting the ocean and earth to me is no different.