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Mexico 2019

It was so amazing to visit Mexico again! This time in the state of Nayarit, a place I’d never visited on my previous trips through Mexico before. I was so excited! We flew into Puerta Vallarta and went up the coast to the little village of Sayulita. A gorgeous place on Earth, blessed with constant ocean surf and jungle all around.

Playa Los Muertos

Playa Los Muertos

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Sayulita is small and very colorful. The new buildings come with humungous murals on them in a variety of styles. It was very inspiring to see.

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Finding food with dietary restrictions can be a tough challenge in Mexico, but it’s not so bad in Sayulita. We can be thankful to the Californian hipsters who came before us, I guess :)

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Surfing is one of the biggest things in Sayulita, along with art.

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As are traditional ceremonies. We got lucky to see and hear some of the local festivities and a Sunday mass.

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I’m so grateful that this little paradise exists within a 4hr flying distance to Northern California. Just what I needed to shake off that winter blues :) I also really love Mexican humor about the political climate.

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Fond memories of Mexico

Today I'm feeling nostalgic about the time I spent painting in Chapala, Mexico. It was a really amazing month! I made several paintings during that time on loose canvas, then rolled the paintings up and brought them back to California. After I stretched and framed this one back in SF, I had a show at Torpedo Sushi on Broadway in Oakland. While hanging the show, I stroke up a conversation with a guy eating his dinner at a table. He went on to buy two of the paintings I hung up that night. But here on the video I'm just finishing it up :) 

artist residency

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