Painting at La Rusticana de Orso

Learning to Paint is a life long journey, and that is what keeps the voyage interesting! In the spring of this year, I attended a painting workshop at La Rusticana De Orso, a vineyard and gardens developed with inspiration from Italy. Two other SCOP artists also participated. Randall Sexton, a … Read More

Artists’ Retreat to Carmel – 2017

This year is my seventh to go on retreat with this group of artists. We have become close friends and encourage each other, offer ideas for improvement, and push ourselves to create even when the weather is discouraging. With the group spirit around us, we keep creating. I leave kitties, husband, … Read More

Tips for Artists: Painting Outdoors

Painting outdoors while gazing at the scene to be captured requires the painter to paint quickly before the light changes. Mixing three values, on site, of the main color fields can help you keep color clean and have piles to work from as your painting progresses.  Establishing your dark pattern … Read More

MBPAPA at the National Steinbeck Center

As a signature member of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters, I have paintings at Natividad Hospital and also the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas through June 15th. Vines with a View, a 12″ X 16″ oil on canvas panel painted plein air and shown here, will be at the … Read More

Summer Vibrations in Los Gatos

Saturday June 24 & July 8: Summer Vibrations concert in Vasona Park, Los Gatos, CA. I will be on site and exhibiting a small set of paintings and prints at two of the 15th annual Summer Vibrations concerts in Vasona Park, Los Gatos, CA.

Color! PVAC member show

June 7-July 23: Color! Member’s Exhibit at Pajaro Valley Arts, 37 Sudden St., Watsonville. A reception for the artists at the Watsonville Gallery will be held June 18, 2-4PM.

Paint the Village

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 and 4: “Paint the Village”, Carmel Valley Plein Air Festival. Artists will exhibit paintings at the Quail and Olive 10-5 PM at 14 Del Fino, Carmel Valley, CA. A percentage of Sales from this exhibit will benefit the Arts Council of Monterey County education programs.

Everybody’s Ocean

Everybody’s Ocean is a show exhibiting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) December 2014 through April 2015. They are showing my painting Grand Coast (36″x48″), and it is well positioned by the curator. I chose sustenance as my theme. Not only is the ocean the basis … Read More

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