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About this blog: I am the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which paint is applied to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I have produced works on canvas, plywood, particle board, ...  (More)

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Local Landscapes
Apr 1, 2011 1:10 pm
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Landscape painting has historically ranked low in the genre hierarchy in the post-Renaissance Western world (landscape painting was already well established in China... More
Eyesore or Art?
Jul 27, 2010 11:21 am
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; art is anything you can get away with. These two truisms came to mind as a I read recently in the "Contra Costa Times" about... More
Art Icon Turns '39'
Aug 3, 2010 3:16 pm
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Beth Bachelor is a legend in local art circles. A cofounder of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) in 1977 and the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art in 2001,... More
Art and Bicycling
May 3, 2010 12:54 pm
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Kevin Davidson, of San Ramon, is concurrently an artist and a patron of the arts. Self-taught, he works in oil, often portraying religious themes. He is currently... More
Art, Wine, Food, Mount Diablo
Apr 14, 2010 8:18 pm
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Mount Diablo faces much more serious threats than a lunatic who has proposed renaming it Mount Reagan, among other monikers. A relatively large percentage of the... More
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Assemblyman proposes driving up housing costs to delight unions
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Women’s History Month
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