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Telegraph Hill Painting

Gregg Chadwick

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 18 W x 24 H x 0.5 D in

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A couple, dressed for an evening out, saunters down a steep San Francisco hill. The early evening light blends with the incoming fog from the Golden Gate to create a seemingly timeless, poetic scene. Living in San Francisco for many years, I often found inspiration in such fleeting moments. Echoing my own travels, I began this painting in my San Francisco studio and finished it in Santa Monica. When I lived in San Francisco and often on return visits, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's bookstore City Lights beckoned. A few years ago with my great friend Phil Cousineau on a book tour for our joint effort “The Painted Word”, we were able to stand together in a packed upper room at City Lights and express our deep admiration for Ferlinghetti's inspiration. My painting “Telegraph Hill” seems to carry the feelings we all felt in the bookstore that night. Ferlinghetti's poem “The Changing Light” (see below) embodies that wistful moment. The Changing Light by Lawrence Ferlinghetti The changing light at San Francisco is none of your East Coast light none of your pearly light of Paris The light of San Francisco is a sea light an island light And the light of fog blanketing the hills drifting in at night through the Golden Gate to lie on the city at dawn And then the halcyon late mornings after the fog burns off and the sun paints white houses with the sea light of Greece with sharp clean shadows making the town look like it had just been painted But the wind comes up at four o'clock sweeping the hills And then the veil of light of early evening And then another scrim when the new night fog floats in And in that vale of light the city drifts anchorless upon the ocean "The Changing Light" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from How to Paint Sunlight. © New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2001. Note: "Telegraph Hill" is painted on a 24" x 18" oil primed linen canvas acquired on a painting excursion in Japan. Typical of many Japanese and European canvases, the stretcher bar depth is 1/2" .

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:18 W x 24 H x 0.5 D in

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GREGG CHADWICK creates his artwork in an old airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California. The recurring sound of airplane take-offs and landings from the active airport runway outside his studio reminds him of his own history of travel. Chadwick has exhibited his artworks in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. He earned a Bachelor's Degree at UCLA and a Master’s Degree at NYU, both in Fine Art. Chadwick has had notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, The Netherlands), Space AD 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove, CA), the Julie Nester Gallery (Park City, Utah), the Sandra Lee Gallery (San Francisco), and Audis Husar Fine Arts (Los Angeles) among others. Chadwick has participated in over one hundred group exhibitions including the L Ross Gallery (Memphis, Tenn), the Andrea Schwartz Gallery (San Francisco), the LOOK Gallery (Los Angeles), the Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica), the di Rosa Preserve Gallery (Napa) and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington DC). Chadwick’s art is notably included in the collections of the Adobe Corporation, the Gilpin Museum, the Graciela Hotel – Burbank, the Harbor Court Hotel - San Francisco; the Kimpton Group’s headquarters in San Francisco, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Nordstrom Company Headquarters, the UCLA School of Nursing, the W Hotel Hollywood, and Winona State University.
 
 Chadwick is frequently invited to lecture on the arts. He has spoken at UCLA, Monterey Peninsula College, the Esalen Institute, TRAC 2015, the World Views forum in Amsterdam - The Netherlands, and at Categorically Not - a monthly forum that considers the arts and science. Twice a year he delivers a lecture on art and social justice at UCLA in an interdisciplinary form with the UCLA School of Nursing. Chadwick was a working artist in residence at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles leading students at Culver City High School in an exploration of Dael Orlandersmith’s “Until the Flood.” Chadwick is the proud father of his transgender daughter Cassiel Chadwick.. 
 Chadwick’s blog, Speed of Life, explores the intersections between the arts and society and was honored by Carnegie Hall as one of the Top 16 Art Blogs in the country:  Speed of Life. 
 
 Chadwick’s flickr page which is often updated with new finished paintings and work in progress is at:
 http://www.flickr.

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