72 Benicia, United States
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My self-summary
Painter w/ reclaimed mojo seeking Male Muse for lifetime love and inspiration.

I want a friend-playmate-partner-. I like grown-up people who live in today and for tomorrow ... and, most important of all.... are happy.

I won't respond to a wink...if you are interested, please send me an email. Thanks for viewing my profile.
What I’m doing with my life
Outgoing, smart. fun, attractive, playful, loving, very well educated and traveled, independent, warm, sensual, generous, imperfect, authentic, caring, passionate & gutsy (sometimes stupidly fearless). Love Northern Calif. life, San Francisco, ethnic food and adventures... ..entertaining and cooking for friends in my home with a view of the water....have traveled extensively throughout the world outside of the U. S..would like to travel U.S. more now...too many places I haven't seen. If I don't have a travel partner, I travel by myself. I make life happen. I am (and have been) totally financially independent

I volunteer teaching art to people afflicted with Alzheimer's , dementia and Parkinsons in San Rafael and adults with developmental disabilities in Napa. I am now a professional painter...and show throughout the Bay Area..... have a work-only studio in an artist community,
I am financially secure. Most of my friends are creative people who live very simply but are enthusiastic about their life choices.
I’m really good at
making new friends.... I have a positive attitude and am open to adventure and new experiences
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty upbeat but have a serious side.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mad Men, Philip Roth, John Updike, Tom Wolff, John Irving, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Leonard Cohen, Roman Polanski, Quentin Tarantino. I have a huge collection of art history books, like most music, walking in new places, okonomiyaki, cha ca la vong, soufflés, lobster, sushi, lemon meringue pie, Kokkari's goat stew and my own blueberry pie in graham cracker crust.
The six things I could never do without
My sons
My best friend
Art and books
My survivor instinct
Music, film, theater and adventure
Love. And passion
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how fortunate I am to have wonderful sons, love where I live, creative giving friends, my own studio and, most of all, my health. I don't want to change you or have you change me. Acceptance is vital to me, I want a man who is able to be a partner with a woman.

Relationships.....(from Annie Hall) “It reminds me of that old joke- you know, a guy walks into a psychiatrist's office and says, hey doc, my brother's crazy! He thinks he's a chicken. Then the doc says, why don't you turn him in? Then the guy says, I would but I need the eggs. I guess that's how I feel about relationships. They're totally crazy, irrational, and absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs.” I think that the word "chemistry" has been invented for dating sites and is banal and can be an illusion.
On a typical Friday night I am
Studying to be a stepford wife
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i like my alone time which is necessary for a creative person. I don't play son plays/loves golf... date my son.
You should message me if
You are a nice smart guy with a good sense of himself, honesty, financially secure (as I am), has assertiveness and can show affection. Happy, kind, good humor, evolved, nice appearance, not perfect, dance, travel, HAVE FUN, be serious, JOYFUL, ENERGY, to grow intellectually and unstuck. ROMANCE (part of the 3 food groups) and generosity of spirit are crucial. Not taking the relationship or each other for granted is paramount. Someone to share a souffle. A man who is a risk-taker appeals to me. You may have made some mistakes along the way, but at least you tried... I also want to share my time with a man who is not consumed with his own self-interest. A balance of humility and pride scores. I'm willing to date someone younger or older than I am, are you? I'm more interested in what goes on in your head than what you look like on the outside. If you are interested in a woman who is not afraid to make life happen rather than wait for it to come to her.