This is one of a series depicting the beautiful bicycles of San Francisco. With its precipitous hills, street cars and trolleys, San Francisco is not the place you would expect to see many bicycles. Not true! The City has a rich bicycle community with 100,000 bikes in the city per day. It is a fascination and inspiration for me to see cyclists negotiating the world-renowned San Francisco topography. The many hills and tall buildings bring faceted light to bikes creating infinite array of color and light.  I saw this vintage Schwinn and thought of all the comfortable hours enjoyed by its’ rider around the city. Just looking at the mechanics makes me think of those memories that the chain and sprocket have spun through. I was also attracted to the challenge of capturing the shapes and shine of the crankset and the fender. What a wonderful old friend to have. 

This painting is on 140 Arches watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wood panel with stained oak sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Nancy Muren

Get Up and Go

Watercolor painting on wood

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 4 oz.



This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on November 20, 2018.

Nancy Muren
Tacoma, Washington

Getting to Know Nancy

Nancy Muren likes to slow down and appreciate the unique qualities in overlooked items. She feels that in our rapid lifestyle, and with all our new gadgets, “we might miss something very interesting and beautiful.” That’s what she hopes to portray in her paintings. She also finds inspiration in her four grown children. When she’s not painting, she enjoys walking, swimming, riding her bike and hunting for treasures at thrift stores and estate sales. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: on her dad’s side, her ancestors were on the first boat of settlers headed to the shores of Quebec, Canada.