an artist living and working in San Francisco, California. When not creating in the studio, his professional time is spent between exhibiting artwork and teaching painting/drawing. He has been fortunate to work with the elderly thru the non-profit Art With Elders organization for the past 5 years, as well as with the younger generation at the Academy of Art University SF where he currently teachs Fine Art Anatomy and in the past Fashion Illustration. He has shown at a variety of venues mainly in the bay area, as well as nationally working with White Walls Gallery, Art Wino, Spoke Art, Modern Eden, among others including pop-up shows at the Academy of Science, live painting at the West Inn’s New Year Gala and other similar forms of contemporary exhibition. Like the art itself, his professional practice stems from his ideas, beliefs and values. Whenever possible he has and continues to donate art towards such benefits and organizations including the SPCA, the coalition on homelessness in San Francisco, the Japanese Tsunami Relief fund, Oceanic Awareness Collaboration and other charitable causes.
More about Akira Beard and his paintings here.