Recent Work

Scenes of Sedona

Late last year I spent 2 days in Sedona to enjoy the distinctive red rock formations that surrond the city and to gain both the inspiration and memory of several sites, via photographs and quick plein air paintings, to guide a series of 3 scenes.

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Meadow and Cathedral Rocks

Oil - 16" x 20" - 2015


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.  The Sedona painting above is one of a series of three from that area.  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!

05/02/15 - 05/03/15 Saratoga Rotary Art Festival, West Valley College (juried show)
05/23/15 Paso Robles ArtsFest (juried show)
10/22/12 - Ongoing Jameson's Classic Motorcycle Museum, 305 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA