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Watercolor Artist Dale Perkins

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DALE PERKINS
WATERCOLOR ARTIST
Watercolor Paintings, Corporate Art, Corporate Gifts

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San Francisco Watercolor Artist

San Francisco Watercolor Artist, Dale Perkins at the Golden Gate

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Pen & Ink Rendering of a beautiful San Francisco home by Watercolor Artist Dale Perkins

San Francisco Sister City - Dale Perkins

San Francisco Watercolor Artist Dale Perkins
was the only San Francisco Artist selected to represent San Francisco at the unveiling of a statue of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy.
Assisi, the Sister City of San Francisco was celebrating the unveiling of a nine ton, nine foot tall bronze sculpture of Saint Francis, a permanent gift to the City of Assisi by San Francisco.


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The Sculpture Unveiling, Art Display and Musical Program took place on October 4, 2001, the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Background
Dale's love for Watercolors stems from the City where he grew up - San Francisco. He attended Redding Grammar School, Commerce High School, San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Academy of Art on an art scholarship.

Beautiful Watercolor Painting of the Golden Gate Bridge in a Golde Frame, called Racing the Fog

Golden Gate Bridge Watercolor Painting
Dining Room Focal Point of the Golden Gate Bridge in a Gold Frame. This beautiful painting is called "Racing the Fog."

Memories often draw people to a particular watercolor paintings. Dale's San Francisco Watercolor Paintings of Saints Peter and Paul Church may jog the memories of San Franciscans as they recall that Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimagio were married there - or it may be the site of their very own wedding.

When older San Franciscans see the ferries on the bay, they are reminded that these fast vessels which now cross the Bay between San Francisco and Oakland or Marin, were preceded by slower versions which at that time carried cars and people. It was the only way to cross the Bay before San Francisco's renowned bridges were built.

Dale is acquainted with Bay Tour Boats too. His brother in law, Ron LeRoy, ran one of them while working his way through college and has shared some of his unusual or funny experiences.

Dale has watched San Francisco change through the years. He remembers Playland at the Beach, the old Key System trains and Kezar Pavilion where he played basketball against former Mayor George Moscone; with Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Homer Zugelder; and with Boston Celtic star Jim Luscotoff. His brother, Dean, participated in the first United Nations Meeting at the S.F. Opera House.

Personal memories also include taking his wife, Evie, to Mel's Drive In on their first date, watching her being crowned Homecoming Queen at San Francisco State University and later getting married on Treasure Island.

Many years ago, as a child while fishing on San Francisco's Municipal Pier, he witnessed the last attempt to escape from Alcatraz Island, hearing gun shots and viewing faint flashes of light.

He was on Market Street on V-J Day and selling newspapers at Hyde and Ellis when the news headlines shouted that FDR had died. He collected autographs of celebrities at the Golden Gate Theater on Market Street: Martha Ray, The Three Stooges, Bing Crosby and Eleanor Powell. Later he worked as an elevator boy at he Chancellor and St. Francis Hotels.

As a young man, Dale listened to Tony Bennett sing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel. He observed the construction of Henry Doelger's planned community called Westlake, just south of San Francisco. Dale and his young family lived in one of those "little boxes made of ticky tacky" houses surrounded by cow pastures and by ponds full of frogs.

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