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Recent Work

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.

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Octopus

Oil - 48" x 36" - 2014

News

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 glance.

Coming Shows

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 well.

10/22/12 - Ongoing Jameson's Classic Motorcycle Museum, 305 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
05/04/14 Saratoga Rotary Art Show (juried), Saratoga, CA
06/06/14 - 07/06/14 84th Statewide Landscape Exhibit (juried entry), Santa Cruz, CA
09/27/14 - 09/28/14 Monterey Artists Studio Tour
09/13/14 - 09/14/14 Capitola Art and Wine Festival (juried), Capitola, CA