Came across these beautiful and sensitive paintings by Kai Samuels-Davis. He is a New York born artist currently living and working in Jenner, CA. His portraits are so intriguing, it’s like each person in them has heard something super sad that they can’t share it with anyone but themselves which makes them so interesting to look at.
– When my wife Clare and I moved to Bodega Bay I was able to rent an old barn around the corner from our apartment on Windy Lane. It was a great studio space with tall beamed ceilings and wood/concrete floors. It got cold during the winter but it was worth it. That was the first proper studio I ever had.
We moved to Jenner about a year and a half later but the name stuck. My studio now is the bottom floor of the house we are renting, the ceilings aren’t as tall but it has insulation, a wood plank floor and a view of the Russian River and Pacific ocean, so no complaints! I’ve been in this space for about a year now and my paintings have grown more than ever, it’s been a wonderful place to work.