I‘m fascinated by all that I see in the natural world. My passion for portraying that beauty is the force behind my paintings. The fleeting drama of weather and atmosphere creates an unending joyful challenge.
I paint to celebrate the qualities of shifting light, long vistas of space that evoke possibility and freedom, and the brilliant tranquility of light on water. I love the cool clarity and luminosity of northern California and it’s mysterious transformative fog. I enjoy studying and painting the layered complexities of visual phenomena, like rocks submerged in water, seen through a surface reflection of the sky, and abstracted by ripples or wind. It’s also exciting to explore and paint the personalities of different geographical areas, and capture remnants of California’s history and culture, it’s coastal villages, small family farms and ranches.
I hope that viewing my paintings will bring pleasure and inspiration to others.