Landcapes Near & Far: Solo Exhibit

Gallery A-04 – All of November With help from family and friends, I have just finished hanging a solo exhibition of my recent paintings at Gallery A-04 at the Capitola Mall. This collection includes recent work accomplished as plein air paintings (painted outdoors, on locations) along with a number of … Read More

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Open Studio 2019

Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, 19-20, 11am-5pm. As I write this, I am preparing my studio walls with paintings for display in our county’s Open Studio Tour. I will have many of my paintings which I created in the past year. You will also be able to see my working … Read More

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A Bit About Canvases

In this post, I want to share some words about the types of canvases available for paintings, as well as about framing. I’ll try to answer of few of the questions that seem of interest to my studio visitors. People have been creating art by painting for thousands of years. … Read More

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“See you next time” to KMAF

It is with a bit of sadness that I let you know I will not attend the King’s Mountain Art Fair this year. For thirteen years, Richard and I ported my framed paintings to a sylvan setting in the redwoods above Woodside. This has always been one of my favorite … Read More

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Big Sur Artist Retreat

For the past ten years, I have enjoyed 4 straight days of painting on the Big Sur Coast. During these four days, I paint like a fiend as there are no other responsibilities. I have been accompanied by some combination of nine friends, as we share meals, art books, and … Read More

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Saturday Ateliers

My Summer Ateliers (gatherings of artists to work together) are open to all former students and all members of the Santa Cruz Oil Painters.  Anyone who has taken a class, workshop, or private lesson from me is welcome.   These sessions are not a class situation, but rather an opportunity … Read More

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Framing from the Heart

Presentation is a term by which we mean primarily framing, plus where the painting is hung, and what surrounds it. Presentation provides the opportunity to enhance your paintings. Frames can quietly blend your painting in with other art works and furnishings within a room, or they can work to pop … Read More

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A Wildflower Spring

All the rains of winter have given way for  a spectacular spring wildflower bloom as the sunshine warms the land.  Poppies on the hills in So CA. My garden was also in bloom with drifts of calla lilies, forget-me-nots , rosemary and clematis. On our return trip from San Diego … Read More

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Winter Exhibits

Many of my paintings are on exhibit and/or for sale in a number of places this winter. I’ll mention 5 places in this posting. Art, Love, and Wine, Wargin Wines, 11 Hanger Way, Watsonville, through March 22. Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 PM. This is a Central Coast Plein Air … Read More

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Rainy Day Paintings

Winter has clearly arrived here on California’s central coast. The rain is so good for all of the land; already we see the green beginning to arrive. Soquel Creek, flowing beneath my house and art studio, has become Soquel River! During these cool, wet days, I love to hole up … Read More

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