New Paintings...The Tiny Show!

I have a couple of new watercolor paintings for the upcoming Tiny Show at Studio Gallery in San Francisco.

In a little ode to my wonderful city of San Francisco, here are the first two illustrations in my new series of "Infamous San Franciscans".  I hope you like them.

First up, is

Lola Montez

(Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert), a young dancer and actress from Ireland, who made herself out to be a famous Spanish dancer and went on the steal men's hearts all over the world. She was even a mistress to a king, and would become Countess of Landsfeld.

Debra Styer, Lola Montez, 2014

Southworth & Hawes, Lola Montez, c. 1850


My second illustrated portrait is the always fabulous, Emperor Norton!

(Joshua Abraham Norton)

After moving to San Francisco and losing everything, he gets angered by the rules of the land and declares himself, Emperor of the United States.

At the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last 9 years and 10 months past of S. F., Cal., declare and proclaim myself Emperor of these U. S.; and in virtue of the authority thereby in me vested, do hereby order and direct the representatives of the different States of the Union to assemble in Musical Hall, of this city, on the 1st day of Feb. next, then and there to make such alterations in the existing laws of the Union as may ameliorate the evils under which the country is laboring, and thereby cause confidence to exist, both at home and abroad, in our stability and integrity.
—NORTON I, Emperor of the United States.

Emperor Norton's reign lasted for 21 years...

The Emperor...Unframed

The San Francisco legend...Emperor Norton c. 1850

Debra Styer, Emperor Norton, 2014

Want to see these two tiny portraits in person?

The Tiny Show opens this Friday, November 14th.

1641 Pacific Ave (Between Polk & Van Ness)

San Francisco

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 16th 1-6pm

SF Etsy Art Show Opening

This weekend was the reception for the SF Etsy art show. Let me say, it was pretty wonderful. The place was packed with people and filled with friendly faces. I was so happy to have one of my pieces hanging in the show. Truthfully, I am a super shy person and this was the first gallery show I have been part of since college. It felt really great and I have to thank the SF Etsy team for getting this together.

Welcome to the Show

Local & Handmade

Here's my piece for the show...Miss Sarah

And so she hangs...(my prints are in the back of the gallery)

Here's a few of the other artists in the show. I wish I took a few more pictures but I was pretty busy blabbing away...there were so many cool people to meet.

Mix Media Paintings by David Fullarton

Les Herbes Print by Geraldine Adams

A big thanks to Katy to got this idea for the art show going...

Here's Katy Atchison's work

 Prints  by Maggie Hurley
Archival Pigment Prints by Meagan Eckman
There was so much amazing work at the show. I'm so proud to be a part of such a talented group of artists. The SF Etsy show is up until May 27th.

Studio Gallery
1815 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

For More Information: Studio Gallery

I'd also love to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped get this gallery show together. I think it was a big success for all those involved. And it is always wonderful to meet more like minded folks. Shall we do it again next year?

Genuine & Authentic

Here are a few pictures I took for my husbands art show(New Bohemia Signs) last night. It was wonderful. It is amazing how many people packed into the gallery(Peek Gallery in the Summit Cafe). The work was beautiful as always and I am proud of all of these very talented artists. Here is some of their work...

by Caitlyn Galloway
by Candice Obayashi

by Josh Luke

Show logo hand painted right on the wall...

This is my Damon one of his signs

by Ken Davis

A very packed gallery...
My friend Chaim, enjoying the show...

Greg being very true...

Josh Luke with his Florescent signs
My friend Rani, living the real life...

Look up, Genuine Ransom note...Designed by Damon Styer

The New Bohemia Signs Crew

 New Bohemia Signs(pictured above) is back row: Jeff Canham, Heather Hardison, Josh Luke, Scott Theisen,
front row: Damon Styer, Caitlyn Galloway, Corinne Matesich, Ken Davis, Aaron Cruse and Candice Obayashi.

I'll be adding a few more here soon...