The trees of the Monterey Peninsula continue to draw me to their character that
is so much of defining our environment. In this painting I've returned to
watercolor to best express both the subject and the atmosphere that combine to
produce the sense of the image.
Watercolor - 30" x 22" - 2013
I now have a studio at the Pacific Grove Art Center - Studio 5. I am often
there painting when the Art Center is open. Please stop by if you have the
chance. 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove.
Areas of Interest
The mood and character of the Central Coast environment provides a major
inspiration for my work. An initial series of more realistic
watercolors called "As I See It" led to a series of abstract paintings called "Elements
of Nature". Though this form was new for me, these paintings are
also inspired by the same aspects of the coast, especially the waves
meeting the shore in an endless variety of patterns and moods. I
am pleased to have received 1st place at the Los Gatos show for my
painting titled "The Wave".
The series of paintings in the Urban Landscapes collection were inspired by the
more modern feel of acrylics as opposed to watercolors. While watercolors
fit the timeless nature of the coastal scenes, the acrylics called for newer
subjects. This urban series still gives me the chance to look beyond the
details of a studied scene, and instead capture the impression left by a quick
The Monterey County Artist Studio Tour proved to be one of the highlights for
2012. I've just hung a watercolor series called "Cycles - Saddles -Chrome"
at the Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum in Pacific Grove.
I am still planning my show schedule for 2013 and will post dates
|10/22/12 - Ongoing
||Jameson's Classic Motorcycle Museum, 305 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove,