The artist formerly known as Albert Malkin (my birth name) and still occasionally known as Madame Glinka (my drag/performance art alter-ego).

I’m currently painting in oil on canvas and collage/mixed media… my previous medium was chalk pastel.

Aside from art, my second passion is grand opera. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to perform as a supernumerary (non-singing extra) with San Francisco Opera in over 20 productions, playing everything from a priest to the front end of a giraffe.

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  • Joined: September 2009

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Talent

My great friend Anne, from Art School Daze, sent me this quote, by someone named Shekhar Kapur (I will have to Google him). / “The gift of talent, I believe, is a huge responsibility. It does not really belong to you. It never did. If used for merely acquiring wealth fame and power, talent turns into the devil that eats into your soul. Like a gambling debt, like an addiction. Not to a supre…
Posted about 8 years – 1 comments

As if I didn't have ENOUGH places to ramble on... first journal entry on Bubble

I just wanted to report to myself and the world: I showed some of my paintings to a cafe manager in the Castro, San Fran, yesterday and he agreed to let me show them there at some point in the (hopefully) not too distant future. / This is a huge deal for me, as I haven’t had a solo show since art school days back in 1980!!!!!!! / And on the same day that I joined RedBubble!
Posted about 8 years – 3 comments
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