I have a reverence for time and its continuous effect on all things. I am fascinated by the transformation and synthesis of our constantly changing world.
I strive to capture the details, while broadening my technique to create a more interpretive experience. Each view is a complex whole of interacting, interrelated and interdependent elements.
Plein Air painting challenges me to capture those fleeting moments… the glimmers, reflections, trains passing, birds in unison, drifting clouds and moving shadows from mountain top vistas to tidal sloughs. Each attempt results in new discoveries with a deeper connection to where I live and the world around me.
I have been painting Plein Air for the last 13 years and lead a group of Plein Air artists known as the East Bay Landscape Painters, painting at various locations throughout the East Bay.
This year 2021, I moved to the Delta and have started a new series: Grindstone Joe's. It's a very special place to be and I will be sharing this with you soon.
Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Member 2018-2019 Berkeley Yacht Club Gallery: Director 2016-2019 East Bay Landscape Painters: Director 2015-2020 East Bay Landscape Painters: Member 2009-2020 California Watercolor Association: Member 2012-2020 California Watercolor Association: Director of Communications 2013-2014