Plein Aire Painting at Santa Cruz Island

Plein Aire Painting at Santa Cruz Island

Throughout my life I have found great pleasure in wandering through the California landscape.  I have explored the riparian hills, beaches, Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, 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, Percy Gray, William Rice and contemporary artists from the  “Oak Group” in Santa Barbara. 

Come share with me the great outdoors that i grew up in and love.