Fall show preview #3: The Artist Diaries

    Have you ever wanted to chase a dream? Maybe it’s racing cars. Writing a book. Dancing. Or becoming a Julia Child-like protégé. In Loni’s case, it’s to be a painter—a master painter no less. In her spare time, that is, when not at Adobe. Well, she can start with works for our powder room walls.

    We decided to document her journey of a lifetime on video. It could take years. We’re not even sure where they this will lead if anywhere. Follow Loni as she chases her dream, one art class, one painting at a time.

    This is the first time I’ve heard someone tell Loni to “cool it, cat!” That moment alone has made this young show totally worth it.

    So far, we’re on location at University Art in San Jose with flamboyant and popular teacher Lee Hartman.

    She runs a tight ship, and imparts pearls of wisdom along the way. I especially like the way she wears a different pair of shoes each week color-matched to her outfit.

    Oh, also, there’s the time Loni found herself in a headlock when she broke the rules, repeatedly brushing over her strokes. Shocking.

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