The octopus is one of the difficult subjects to paint because he doesn't
exactly make himself available for portraits. Fortunely, a local and renowned
underwater photographer has made an image available as a model. This adds to a set of sea critters
that include a sea otter, jellies, and a leafy sea dragon.
To see more of my most recent works, click here.
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 and will repeat for 2013, with 5 artists at my studio location. I've
also hung a watercolor series called "Cycles - Saddles -Chrome"
at the Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum in Pacific Grove. The Capitola
event proved to be absolutely a delight. And if you are in San Diego in
October, stop by the San Diego Watercolor Society to check out my entry in this
|10/22/12 - Ongoing
||Jameson's Classic Motorcycle Museum, 305 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove,
|09/14/13 - 09/15/13
||Capitola Art and Wine Festival, Capitola, CA
|09/28/13 - 09/29/13
||Monterey Artists Studio Tour
|10/01/13 - 10/30/13
||San Diego International Watercolor Show (juried entry)