The Presidio, the Bay Bridge and Half Moon Bay all the way to France: Rick Nederlof’s paintings can see for miles. A longtime San Francisco resident, Nederlof’s vivid, expressive paintings, a retrospective dating to the 1980s, will be on exhibit at the Kings Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church through Sept. 29.
Originally Dutch Indo-nesian, as a teenager Nederlof moved to San Francisco where he earned a BFA at the California College of the Arts. He worked as a draftsman and art director, but fine art remains his true passion. Richly colored and vibrant, Nederlof’s paintings are the reflections of a world traveler. Beyond landscapes and cityscapes, the dramatic play of light in his accomplished figurative work is worth seeing, as are his renderings of cafes and
“We are surrounded with infinite subject matter boasting form, texture and color,” Nederlof said about his creative process. “My goal is to interpret that in my way and present it to the viewer so that it might rekindle and brighten that flame within each person which is so easily lost in today’s fast pace.”
Rick Nederlof’s The Journey: Kings Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary); Sundays through Sept. 29, noon–2 p.m. or by appointment at 415-776-4580 ext. 202, [email protected]; www.ricknederlof.com