Aura Portraits (Adobe Books Gallery edition)

I had the pleasure of spending months visiting Adobe Books, a cultural landmark in San Francisco. I met so many wonderful, interesting people who were generous with their time. I photographed dozens of them, and finally settled on nine portraits to paint. These large-scale watercolors are much more than a figurative likeness. I have captured their emanating energetic force and power - their aura.

What better way to celebrate Adobe Books and their devoted community, than to share these portraits for the Bay Area Now triennial exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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