Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

Upcoming Shows and Events

•Spoke Art: April 7, 2016. "The 5th Annual Moleskine Show." San Francisco, CA.

•Bakersfield Museum of Art: April 9th, 2016. "Kern County Plein Air." Bakersfield, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: May 1st, 2016. "The Golden Hour." Duncans Mills, CA.

•Abend Gallery: May 13th, 2016. "Contemporary Figuration." Denver, CO.

•Paso Arts Fest: May 26th, 2016. "Signature Exhibition." Paso Robles, CA.

•Los Gatos: June 18th, 2016. "Los Gatos Plein Air." Los Gatos, CA.

Sonoma Plein Air: September 10th, 2016 "Sonoma Plein Air." Sonoma, CA.

•Modern Eden Gallery: September 17th, 2016. Beautiful Bizzare Invitational Show. San Francisco, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: October 2nd, 2016. "A Splendid Journey: 40th Anniversary Show." Duncans Mills, CA.

Monday, March 06, 2017


"Rose Quartz and Serenity" 10x18 in. oil on gessoed panel. 2017 Sergio Lopez Fine Art www.themainloop.com 

I got the idea last year as a personal challenge to myself that I would do one painting a year using the Pantone Color Of The Year. I didn't have time to finish this one before the end of 2016(which these colors were), but I am still pleased with this painting nonetheless.

Prints available here: https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/the_main_loop/rose-quartz-and-serenity/

Let me know if you are interested in the original!

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Friday, March 03, 2017

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Calling The Heron - Corey Helford Gallery


Super excited to announce my participation in a group show at Corey Helford Gallery! The show is called "Beneath The Waves" and every artist had an "underwater" theme to work with. 

"Calling The Heron" 24x18 inches. Oil on linen mounted on board. $2400

This painting is a bit of two series of mine coming together, "Natural Patterns" and "Proud Birds." Instead of being a straight-forward depiction of the figure in an environment, I thought it would be interesting to have a new vantage point to show within the painting. This way, the underwater part of the painting becomes almost a 4th dimension. I added the pattern to it because I felt it needed an extra decorative element for extra visual pop to counter the overall grayish green of the rest of the painting.

It was a total ordeal to paint the figure so small. In the future, I'm going to make sure I either make the figure a larger part of the picture, or paint a larger painting.

If you are in LA, you can check out the show this weekend!

December 17th 2016 
Saturday at 7 PM - 11 PM 
Corey Helford Gallery
571 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, California 90033


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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

As an art student, I learned about Artrenewalcenter.org from fellow students who were on a quest to learn all about the world of representational art. They were the best site and one of the only sites at the time to find high-resolution files from artists like Bouguereau, Gèrome, Sargent, Chase, Sorolla, etc. I made studies from work I found on the site and it helped my studies greatly.
A few years ago, I started to submit my work for the yearly ARC salon. This is one of my favorite art competitions to see what is going on in the contemporary representational art world. I have been fortunate to place as an award finalist every year i have submitted.
This year I have won the distinction of receiving a gallery show award. This means that I will be part of a group show in New York City at Rehs Contemporary. I will be showing alongside Marc Scheff who was a classmate of mine, Vanessa Lemen, fantastic artists Timothy ReesDaniel Gerhartz and others. I will be making new work for this show which will take place about a year from now! This is a big deal to me and will be milestone in my career. I can't wait to start to get to work!

"Grace Darlings" 36x64 inches. Oil on linen. 2015. Available at Just Looking Gallery in San Luis Obispo.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Open Studio 2016


My open studio is this weekend! In fact, it's a building-wide open studio for both Studio Santa Rosa and 33Arts here on the southwest side of Santa Rosa. If you have wanted to come visit me, this is a great opportunity to do so, as I will have everything out to see, and will have new paintings to show. I will also have prints and other goodies for sale, so it's worth a visit if you can swing by. I'm in room #215, but as long as you make it here, it should be easy to find.

Use this link to find me on Google Maps: CLICK ON ME

Saturday & Sunday
November 5th & 6th,
10-5 PM


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Paso Arts Fest 2016 Recap

Hi there! I'm a week late on writing this recap. I was busy last week finishing up some paintings for Christopher Queen's 40th anniversary show.

This is the 3rd year I have participated in this event. The support for this event seems to get better and better as the years go on. They usually cycle out most of the roster of artists, which keeps it from being an "old boys club" as many other events seem to turn into. I do get to see and meet new artists from around the country that I only ever get to see at this event.

Paso Robles isn't the most inspiring town to paint overall (nor is Santa Rosa, to be fair) but it is surrounded by some of my favorite scenery in California. It has its own unique character even for California that combines the feel of rugged coastline a la NorCal, with the sunshine and pleasant weather of SoCal. I find any reason to come back and paint the area, so a plein air event is the perfect reason.

We also were told to bring a studio painting with us for the show, This was a piece that I started in Easton from life but finished it in my studio. Even though it's an east coast scene, it has the sunset and boats that remind folks of Morro Bay.

"Sunset On St. Michaels" 16x24 in. oil on canvas mounted on board. 2016

I drove down to the area on Monday. It was a record-breaking heat wave that came through the area. I had no motivation to paint that day because I didn't want to drive around any more after driving for 5 hours in 100-degree heat. I spent the rest of the evening relaxing and mentally preparing for the next day.

I pushed myself to find some new places to paint this year. I found a little spot on Santa Rosa Creek Road. To the right was Santa Rosa Creek, which could have made for a beautiful scene except the amount of flies made painting the scene impossible. I still was happy enough with the scene in front of me on the turnout. This one was meant to be a warm-up, essentially. I was still pretty happy with it.

"Morning Glitter" 10x8 in. oil on board. Available.

This painting was near Moonstone Beach. I really liked the scene, and I think I captured the feeling of being there fairly well. I just wish that the scene itself had more appealing shapes.

12x10. Available

I did a quick painting of a scene on Morro Bay. I loved the way the sun hit the water. I don't know if I was 100% successful. I also painted on a shellacked panel. Was experimenting with this surface that I've never painted on. I like that it's easy to prepare and comes pre-toned just because you're painting on the color of the wood. I have some more panels that I'm looking forward to painting on.
 
"Harbor Haven" 6x8 in. oil on board. Available.

I painted this scene from a beautiful house with an amazing view near Adelaida Road. A handful of us artists were treated to a tour of their house and collection. Truthfully I was much more impressed with the house and the view than the art collection, but I respect anyone with the vision and means to curate their collection to fit their aesthetic. I was quite envious, in a good way.

"Ridings View" 8x12 in. oil on linen mounted on board. Sold.

The opening reception was nice. I enjoyed the brief talks that everyone gave about their experience with painting in the area. Some were entertaining, most were heartfelt. I wish I had recorded them with my phone, because they were inspiring; not only for the artists, but also for the collectors. We all saw a definite spike in sales after the talks. It just went to show the importance of having a good story that connects with the viewer. Words matter to the picture, like it or not. This was a good reminder of that.

Sales were pretty good. I sold 2 paintings at a decent amount. I think that on average, most artists did that well. It does feel like there is more and more support growing for our art in this area. I love that, because it means I will probably keep getting the opportunity to paint in this wonderful area.

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