Piedmont artist Mike Welch solo show at PCA February 1-3
Piedmont resident Mike Welch will have an art exhibit the weekend of February 1-3 at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, with an opening reception on Friday night, February 1, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The show includes paintings, sketches and prints completed in his Piedmont studio over the past two years. The majority of art will be large-scale works depicting soulful, iconic musicians with a focus on texture and a warm color palette. The exhibit also includes seascapes and cityscapes inspired by William Turner, as well as some abstract works with emphasis on color and brush work.
A percentage of sales will be donated to Piedmont PRAISE and the Piedmont Arts Fund. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, February 2 & 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Catering for the reception is courtesy of Summer Kitchen Bake Shop, and wine is courtesy of Luli Wines. For more information, see:MikeWelchFineArt.com.
About Mike Welch
A Havens dad and artist, Mike Welch currently works out of his Piedmont studio. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with majors in Business Marketing and Fine Art Painting, he came to the Bay Area to pursue a career which would allow him to combine both fields.
After working in retail planning and design for Pottery Barn and K2, Mike returned full-time to his love of painting. His work is usually large-scale paintings, often 4-feet x 5-feet, with an emphasis on surface texture and darker, warmer color palettes. His painting process is to create layers by adding materials such as oil and acrylic paint, vintage newspaper, sandpaper, and many others, to achieve detail and depth.
He has participated in many art shows in California, including San Diego, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. His work has been displayed in Westminster Cathedral in London, galleries in San Diego, Madison, Wisconsin and Oakland, as well as the House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Mike has also collaborated with Planet Earth, a line of surf products, to sell artist’s series merchandise.
He is married to Vanessa and has two children, Cooper and Grace.