Artist Statement

I believe in creating beautiful work that connects the viewer to something that I find unique in the natural world. I paint in the hope of making peoples' lives better through art. What I like most about being a painter is the connection I feel to a tradition of self-expression that is like no other medium. You lay down some pigment and wait for visual magic to happen. Since retiring from teaching art, I have the time to wander through the American western landscapes. It is these scenes in nature that inspire me to reimagine them on canvas, to capture the moments of breathtaking beauty that people today miss because of the pace of everyday life. My oil painting process involves Plein air painting, studies done out of doors, as well as larger studio works.


211 Sunset Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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