Artist Statement

Hello Friends and Art Collectors,

Welcome to my website! I am honored to have you view my art and hope it can bring you as much joy as it has brought me while painting these lovely subjects. I am inspired by the beauty around me, in simple things like a vase of flowers, a morning sunrise or the dramatic play on light and shadows of the magnificent coastline here in Santa Cruz California.

My background is a bit unusual for a visual artist in that I have spent my professional career as a musician and music educator. You'd  be surprised of the similarities between disciplines! I have been painting all during my music career and dreaming of the day when I could spend more time in the studio and out in the field with my paints. Now it is time to paint, and I am painting nearly every day!

I spent 20 years performing as a flutist with the Santa Cruz Symphony and teaching music at San Jose State University, Cabrillo College as well as taught music and art in various other school districts. I continue to teach at Cabrillo and am particularly fond of an online course I designed called Correlation of the Arts, which brings together the similarities between arts across disciplines.

I think you will find my style fresh and lively with a touch of impressionistic realism. I am a proud member of the Oil Painters of America who's mission to create representational oil paintings. I am happy to share my work with you and hope some of my paintings find their way into your homes and businesses bringing joy to those who view it.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like an appointment to see some of my work. I take commissions upon request.



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