Over the Hill
This painting is one of a series depicting the golden hills of California, as
accented by the softening shapes of eucalyptus trees. I'm please that this
painting was selected for the 84th Statewide Landscape Exhibition in Santa Cruz,
starting June 6, 2014.
To see more of my most recent works, click here.
Oil - 48" x 36" - 2014
This week I've been getting ready for the Capitola Art and Wine Festival, September 13 & 14. It's a wonderful show, the weather will be perfect, so please stop by my booth.
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
2013 and will repeat for 2014, with 4 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 last year, and I expect it to be terrific in 2014 as
|10/22/12 - Ongoing
||Jameson's Classic Motorcycle Museum, 305 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove,
|09/13/14 - 09/14/14
||Capitola Art and Wine Festival (juried), Capitola, CA
|09/27/14 - 09/28/14
||Monterey Artists Studio Tour