"Orange Orbit" is the first in a series of paintings 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 an infinite array of color and light. In "Orange Orbiter," I was struck by the clear colors, bright almost smiling shapes of the internal spokes, changing with each rotation of the wheels.

This painting is painted on 140 Arches watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wood panel with stained oak sides. It is varnished to a matte finish for UV protection. This artwork comes ready to hang.

- Nancy Muren

Orange Orbiter

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w 
1 lbs. 6 oz.



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.