In July 2009 my painting
"Ballerina” was featured in


Robert Genn: The World of Icons (featured response)
The Painter's keys
"Personal icons as everyday saints"by Georgianne Fastaia,

Trinidad    original painting 20 x 20 inches

Unraveling the poetry of the soul
by Georgianne Fastaia, San Francisco, CA, USA 

Barns midday oil 48 x 48 2008

My joys are equal only to my capacity for sorrow. In this deep well are the
waters in which I swim to meet a shining and vibrating light, my constant 
companion through long nights. The job of the artist is to translate with
conviction and clarity the inchoate longings we all feel for that which i
s authentic and true: to unravel the poetry of the soul.

"Like a saint's vision of beatitude. Like the veil of things as they seem drawn
back by an unseen hand. For a second you see—and seeing the secret, are
the secret. For a second there is meaning! Then the hand lets the veil fall
and you are alone, lost in the fog again, and you stumble on toward 
nowhere, for no good reason!" (Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night )
It’s called the Spring Studio Stroll, but I’m exhausted and frustrated. It was no stroll, but a marathon....
Revived, we went to the final venue—Art Explosion at 2425 17th St. near Potrero Avenure. Immediately I noticed Georgianne Fastaia’s large, evocative oils, part of a series celebrating the Orishas. Ah, an immigrant’s point of view, I thought. Yes, from Brooklyn, she said. What an eye.

Nieto Fine Art Solo Show

I am delighted to be in the Inspired Company of the Fine Artists at this beautiful Gallery. Owners Anaya and John Nieto share an energy for Art that is matched by the curatorial eye of Gallery Director John Haas. Please stop in to be shown my recent paintings.Nieto Fine Art    565 Sutter Street  at Powell
BadfishStudios Art Blog: Home

CHINA BASIN SERIES with reference photos

These paintings are inspired by the cargo ships anchored off China basin, as well as old rotting docks & fishing boats bleaching in the sun. This location, at the end of Mariposa and Third has been a favorite haunt of mine since the Auto Auction was still across the street from The Ramp. Originally chosen by a plein air painting group out of the Art Explosion which I was a part of--though unfortunately-- was never able to join my friends due to the birth of my daughter. I am naturally drawn to painting boats on the water as I grew up on the Connecticut shore with my father’s sailboat out front.

view growing up
 mission rock 30x30 oil 09 SOLD