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, July 23, 2018


Consistent money is a goal for most emerging artists. One of the scariest things about being an independent fine artist is not knowing what I will be making, month to month. There are lean times where you are just hoping for something to come through, the walk to the mailbox in the hope of a check being there, or an email telling you that you sold something, or chasing down gallery owners (sometimes physically: I've heard some stories).


How does one make sure they have the money they rely on to live, let alone thrive? One way is to sell as much original art as they can as often as possible, but this is extremely difficult. Sure I could try to lower my prices, so that every painting might sell but that’s unfair for a few reasons. Instead most of us diversify by pursuing different avenues.Everything from selling prints, sketches, teaching, social media, and other services add up to a normal artist career. However, even all of this is no guarantee due to the unpredictability of income.

Enter Patreon.


With your support, I will now have an actual number that I can know what I’ll be recieving monthly. If I get it high enough, I can know that a lot of my expenses will be covered. This allows me to not have to worry about “painting what sells.” Even though I already paint what I want, there is a juggle between guessing what is going to sell next, where I should put it so that it is in front of the right collector to buy it, where I need to focus my valuable resources, etc. I can spend even more time and mental energy on just the creative aspect of work.


This is for those of you who believe in me enough to help me continue to create. When my paintings come up in your feed, do you just appreciate what I do? Or, say you can’t afford a print. Or just don’t want to go through the hassle of ordering one and then thinking where am I gonna put it? How will I display it? Even a dollar helps because enough dollars add up.


Even if you’re not supporting me, support another artist whose work you believe in. Support 5. Give them a dollar. Enough people, 5 dollars a month, we can all help each other and keep us all afloat. True freedom to create. Never has it been this convenient, maybe in history.




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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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