Recent Work

Old St. Raymond's Church

On December 13, 2014, our family held memorial services for my mother Irene, who had passed away 2 weeks earlier.  The Church is no longer has an active congregation, though it is available as part of the pioneer heritage park of Dublin, CA.  The old Dublin Cemetary, where Irene's husband Al is buried, is directly adjacent.  I painted this church as a tribute to my mother, who embraced and accepted all who entered her home, and was deeply loved by all of her family.  The painting become the image on our Christmas card for 2014.  She loved poinsettias, which grace the entry to the Church.

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Old St. Raymonds Church

Oil - 10" x 8" - 2014


Christmas has been a bit hectic this year.  My mother's passing brought new and immediate attention to her memorial. Our 2014 Christmas card is in her honor.  We also visited the grandkids in Tucson over Christmas.  Now it's back to the world of art, and planning for the coming year.  Happy New Year!

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 glance.

Coming Shows

The Capitola Art and Wine Festival and the Monterey County Artist Studio Tour proved to be the highlights for 2014. I've also hung a watercolor series called "Cycles - Saddles -Chrome" at the Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum in Pacific Grove.  I'm now planning my show schedule for 2015.  Please stay tuned.  Meanwhile, best wishes for the New Year to all!

10/22/12 - Ongoing Jameson's Classic Motorcycle Museum, 305 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA