Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of San Francisco
Watercolor Paintings, Corporate Art, Corporate Gifts
Welcome to Watercolors by Dale Perkins!
San Francisco Watercolor Artist, Dale Perkins at the Golden Gate
New Pen & Ink Rendering
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.
Unveiling, Art Display and Musical Program took place on October
4, 2001, the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.
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.
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
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.