I recently spoke with someone at an art reception about one of my paintings titled SoNAPA. I asked him if he had noticed the shadow. At first he looked puzzled but then the revelation occurred! If you haven't noticed it either I suggested you take a closer look.

On the Horizon for 2017
My plan for this year is to stay focused on my art. There are several things I'm working on at this time. One is to continue adding new paintings to the Vista 1 series. And two, is to experiment with the balance of controlled lines with free flowing brush strokes and three, experiment more with the idea of adding close up and distance in the same painting.

I'll also continue to work on paintings like 101GGB. Right now these paintings are centered around the Bay Area and California...but I could possibly add on new themes. 

A word for all of you artists, stay strong and speak your art!

Hope to see you at one of my future shows.
On the Horizon for 2016
I hope everyone is having a good year so far and continues to do so through out 2016. This year holds many hopes for me. After all the time that I've spent sorting out my painting style and subjects I've finally settled on Landscapes and Figurative. So this year I'll be delving deeper into how landscapes are structured, and how/why I see myself and others in them.  I'll also be studying the muscles and bones of human anatomy. For the most part I imagine I'll be combining  landscapes and figuratives into each painting but time will tell how that all plays out. Cheers!
On the Horizon for 2015
This year will see a growth in my painting style. I've explored and learned quite a lot since the first series started and my hope is that 2015 will bring much excitement to my paintings. The next 10 paintings will hopefully reflect this.

I'll explore gallery and interior design contacts and this year I'll spend as much time as possible continuing with this. I'll also explore new ways of exhibiting my work and generally socializing in the world of art and building new and rewarding relationships. I'll also spend time once again reworking my studio space to maximize things efficiently as this is always an ongoing challenge to keep things organized.

And as with every year, I'll spend time in nature observing and photographing birds, scenery, clouds, trees, flowers and whatever inspires me at the time. All of these images are then placed in a digital library that I draw inspiration from for my paintings.

Happy 2015 to Everyone
Best wishes for a year filled with hope, fun, good health and prosperity.

2014 was a year of full on painting. I redesigned my studio, built my website, blog, and linkedin, solidified my contacts for giclee printing, continued to explore galleries, marketing and business avenues, researched painting techniques and then spent the rest of the time painting 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Over the last few years I've braved the rough waters of switching careers and found my way back to the world of fine arts. In 2014, I solidified this career choice and committed 100% to making this work. As with any career it takes time to figure out the nuts and bolts of how to make it happen and I've learned that it is as much about building relationships as it is about painting. I started off the year with a continued plan from 2013 to paint birds. I chose to go bold and colorful simply because that's where I tend to gravitate. And so, by the end of 2014, I finally completed my first series of 10 paintings simply called BIRDS.
The LIFE Series
After much hard work I've finally completed my first series titled LIFE. 
In each LIFE painting I tried to capture a positive mood or feeling that I personally have experienced one way or another. Each experience has been personally important to me. I have no favorite. They’re all important aspects of LIFE. Check out the series at www.pkmargis.com
Now it's on to the next series!