"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
- John Muir

 Painting at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains

Painting at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains

 

Why i Paint

Throughout my life I've found great pleasure in wandering through the California landscape.  I have explored the riparian valleys,hills and beaches of Southern California, the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara to the Mojave  deserts and mighty mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

Following in the steps of John Muir I followed my love of the outdoors by seeking and photographing the solitude and grandeur in the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Sawtooth, and Rocky Mountains.

I use watercolor and acrylic painting in Plein-air and in the studio. These painting mediums capture the transient and fleeting beauty that I see in nature. Both mediums use water, which is an active and vibrant source that forms the natural world.

I draw inspiration from the California painters William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Franz Bishoff and contemporary artists from the  “Oak Group” in Santa Barbara.

Come and share with me the outdoors I love.

Contact me for Price and Availability of paintings