Vineyards by old barns, flowers cascading from windows and doorways, marshlands and oceans with cloud-filled skies, all executed in bold compositions with brilliant color characterize my work. I love vivid color and use luscious oil paints to make a special scene eternal.
There is nothing I enjoy more than pushing oil paint around a canvas, especially when working in the solitude of nature, painting “plein air” on location. My paintings, both realistic and impressionistic, are filled with the joy I feel when capturing a moment in time.
I have painted professionally for over 30 years, exhibiting in juried shows. My work has been featured in special events from lavender festivals to winery celebrations, and my paintings are in permanent collections throughout California. I currently exhibit at several wineries and galleries in Northern California, and am a featured artist at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay. Educated at the University of California with a Masters from the University of Arizona, I have attended and led art workshops in France, Portugal, Italy, and Mexico and painted in locations around the world. But my subject of preference is always the beauty of Northern California.