COVER | Stuart Dunkel
Cloaked (oil painting on board). Stuart Dunkel is a painter, musician, and author who uses sight, sound, and words as tools of expression. He started painting at 5 years old and began music studies at age 7, going on the study music and/or art at Boston University, Mannes College of Music, the Juilliard School, the Boston Museum School, Kent State, the Academy of Realist Art, the Seattle Academy of Art as well as privately. Mice are among the many subjects Dunkel focuses on. The Jessel Gallery in Napa has set aside two areas for viewing these paintings of the lovely, well-rendered, humorous creatures. Visitors to the gallery can pick up Dunkel’s wonder book, An Artist’s Life. The gallery, 1019 Atlas Peak Road, is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (707-257-2350). To contact the gallery, email firstname.lastname@example.org and read more about Dunkel at www.JesselGallery.com/stuart-dunkel.html.