Lavenders, golds, cobalts, and crimsons, I mix and arrange oil paint color to communicate my emotional response to a place, recording the intrinsic beauty in the present time. I paint in the tradition of the early California Impressionists: making studies on location and maintaining distinct edges between basic shapes. The landscapes of the Pacific Coast are a frequent subject, as are the Sierra Mountains and the rich farmlands of California.
Mixing and combining colors to create a dynamic and harmonious picture has captivated me for many years. Making studies on location often leads to the creation of large paintings in my studio. I use linen canvases for larger paintings because they increase the luminosity of the paint.
I work to capture the beauty of our open spaces and hold them up for appreciation. My paintings seek to add a healing, calming element to any environment, in a world that is often unpredictable and always changing.
4930 Cherryvale Avenue, Soquel, CA, USA