Monday, November 25, 2013


Big Sur, oil on linen on board, 10 in. x 8 in.

I captured this along coastal route 1. A beautiful drive along the central coast.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Beach Shadows - for bid on eBay

Beach Shadows, oil on linen on board, 10in x 8in

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Monday, October 28, 2013


"Valley Oaks 1," oil on canvas on board, 7in x 9in framed - Available by raffle!!

You are invited..
Monterey Museum of Art Annual Fundraiser

Miniatures Opening Celebration
Wednesday, November 20, 6-8 pm

Miniatures Artists' Reception
Friday, December 6, 6:30-8:30

Three hundred artworks donated by California artists and museum members will be on display to raise furs in support of the museum's programs.

Select you favorite miniature artwork and place your ticket into the box below the piece you would like to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $30 for a sheet of seven and can be purchased at the Museum store. On January 2, 2014, one ticket will be drawn from each box, and the owner of that ticket will be the lucky winner of the artwork.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Near Santa Fe, New Mexico

Opulent October, oil on paper, 8 x 22

Some of my best thinking occurs during hikes in the woods when I am free to reflect and can simply "be." The mountains surrounding Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico are home to some of my favorite trails. Even on an overcast day, walks among the trees are uplifting. I never tire of the autumn colors that seem to float in every direction creating a visual chaos that I wade through in awe.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Along Lake Cuomo, Italy

Shapes and Shadows, oil on paper, 8.5" x 22"

While in the lakes region of Italy, I was fascinated by the contradictions in spacial perception. There was activity bursting from the pathways in each lakeside town. Walking tours revealed layer upon layer of culture behind the colorful facades. Yet from the lake, everything was hidden behind the shadows.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lake Cuomo, Italy

Cuomo Houses #2, oil on board, 6" x 12"
 Last spring I was remembering travels to the lakes region in northern Italy.

Monday, September 9, 2013

On the streets of Budapest

Historical Reference, oil on canvas on board, 8" x 10"

Friday, September 6, 2013

Ontario, Canada

Delivery, oil on board, 6" x 8"

Every summer I see truck like this racing along the train tracks in the farmlands of southern Ontario.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Carmel, CA

California Gull, oil on board, 6" x 8"

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New England

"Floating," oil on Japanese paper, 8" x 10.5

The end of the school year always means travelling to the east coast to family and incredible comfort zones. This piece was done from a memory of Portsmouth Harbor where we spend time on the ocean kayaking,   clam digging, and of course, eating lots of lobster.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chama River Basin, NM

Chama cradle, oil on Japanese paper, 8" x 10.5"

Springtime on the Chama is breathtaking. The cradle of civilization on the North American continent is truly a vision of rebirth.

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Mexico

Oil on paper, 8.25" x 19"

Usually, when I walk in the woods, I'm captivated by the light coming thought the trees. but sometimes, the little bursts of color underfoot are just as intriguing. The printing paper i used for this piece allowed me to place layers of color one on top of the next just as I imagined the tapestry beneath my feet was created.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In the Sangre de Cristo range

"Autumn Approach," oil on paper, 13" x 9"

My girls asked me why I paint trees so much instead of dogs or zebras or something really cool...
Its not that I don't like animals, its just that the light that comes through the trees (as in my last post) and the vibrant colors of fall (this post) are so compelling I can't help myself.  Walks in the woods, no matter where I am remind me of my childhood when the grandiose structure of the trees was the only thing creating parameters in our fantasy worlds.  The light and colors just made our journeys into deep imagination that much more magical.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New England Birch

Oil on Japanese paper, 10.5" x 8.25"

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In the woods

Still Trees #3, oil on board, 12"x12"

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Above Santa Fe, NM

Red Tree on the Mesa, oil on board, 8" x 8" + Frame

Monday, May 6, 2013

Near Ghost Ranch, NM

Sagebrush in the Mountains, oil on board, 8" x 8" + Frame

The silvery tips of sagebrush are always magical, especially after storm clouds blow by.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Abiquiu, NM

Among the Ruins, oil on board 8" x 6" + Frame  

Behind a pile of rubble, a space abandoned and forgotten, I noticed an adobe structure. As I stood observing, the colors of the adobe walls seemed to absorb the colors of life around them;  instead of blending into the dried, mud landscape the structure became vibrantly part of it.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Desert Sounds

Desert Sounds, oil on paper, 10.5" x 7.25"

Sometimes the desert heat is so hazy and the feeling is so dry that it seems as though air has stopped flowing ...and then, small sounds become perceptible and your consciousness knows that the surroundings are full of life ad the stillness is just an illusion.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Santa Fe, NM

Purple Mountains, oil on board, 6" x 12"

The southwest has always inspired me to paint landscapes. In my memories of the places I've observed, there is always an undeniably strong emotion attached to the experience of place that remains long after the visit.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sage Brush

"In the Sage Brush" oil on canvas on board

This was a piece I painted several years ago in the mountains near Taos, NM. I recently found it in the studio and polished it up a bit. Some days, it is nice to spend time reflecting about my process and where I am heading.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Abiquiu No.2

"Abiquiu 2" oil on maple panel, 8 in x 6 in

There is nothing I like better to paint than moments captured in New Mexico. Abiquiu, is remote, quaint, and full of hidden treasures. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cowboy Bass

Cowboy Bass, oil on panel, 8" x 6"

A moment at the open market in Santa Fe, NM.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bay from the Shadows

Bay from the Shadown, oil on panel, 6" x 8"

I dedcided to take a walk close to home and found this quiet little spot perfect for pun intended.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Yosemite Reflections

"Yosemite Reflections," Oil on maple panel, 8 in. x 6 in.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Colorado Woods

"Colorado Woods," oil on maple panel, 8" x 6"

Monday, January 28, 2013

City Silence

City Silence," oil on maple board, 10"x10"x1"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Italian Market

"Italian Market," Oil on maple panel, 8" x 6"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


"Maestro, " Oil on Maple Board, 6" x 8"

Monday, January 7, 2013

Budapest Street Scene

Original Oil on Panel, 8" x 6"