Jay Mercado is super talented. He also has a ridiculously fabulous studio space in San Francisco at 4754 California Street. The studio is light filled, spacious, has an easy and inviting feel and tall tall ceilings. I met up with him and his ever beautiful and lovely Teresa for a visit. We talked about art, the sea, neighborhoods, people, beautiful places, donuts, the future, optimism in art, and an octopus.
I had a wonderful time sitting outside with the two of them in the sun on such a bright spring morning enjoying blue bottle coffee and having one of the best conversations I've had in a long time.
I came away feeling energized, excited and very inspired by Jay's plans for his work and his newly refreshed studio space. I'll certainly post about it in the future.
in the meantime...
Jay also has a blog I highly recommend.
Keep him on your radar.