Artist Statement

Art has been a creative interest for me since childhood. After graduating from San Jose State University in 1975 with an arts major I moved to Santa Cruz because of my love of the ocean and the surrounding area.  I was lucky to combine my art with owning one of the oldest custom frame shops in the area.  This allows me pleasure of choosing a custom frame for all my art.  My painting has grown with many hours of plein air painting on many of the beautiful locations up and down the costal and mountain areas. I enjoy the process of painting with oil and the many surprises that happen with the colors as I apply them, either with brush or palette knife.  The continual learning experience and the 'happy accidents' that occur along the way that keep me inspired. To me it's the journey, not the destination. My wife Jasmine Kennann also displays still life paintings  in our gallery Santa Cruz Picture Framing and Gallery.


Santa Cruz Picture Framing & Gallery 1430 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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