This is another in the series of paintings depicting the beautiful bicycles of San Francisco. I found this poor old bike in a secluded corner or a building. Forgotten, I’m pretty sure it had spun its last race. But, I was attracted to the mechanical parts. I have always love mechanics and how pieces fit together. My dad was an engineer, because of his interests and support I  build a mechanical display that won 1st prize at a city wide science fair when I was ten years old. I have been attracted to gears and chains and pulley's my whole life and love to combine them into a meaningful and satisfying composition. Perhaps this old bike will have another life by inspiring people who see it now in this painting.

This artwork is on watercolor paper mounted to cradled wood board.  It has finished black edges, is varnished, and comes ready to hang.

- Nancy Muren

SF Racer

Watercolor painting on wood

Signed on front and back

16" h x 16" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 12 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.