As an artist who paints in oil, I am drawn to explore the beauty of nature in both realistic still lifes and in impressionistic landscapes painted in colorist tradition. From the beginning to completion, each painting becomes a contemplative quest in my creative process.
Still life works, inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters involve making elaborate drawings of an arranged composition followed by a number of delicate glazes on primed Belgian linen. Inspired by French Impressionists, plein air painting allows me to step directly into landscapes influenced by colorist tradition of Northern California.
As with painting, my photography is inspired by the natural world around me. I am just as fascinated by sunlight shining through a flower petal as I am by flight of birds under a cloudless sky or early morning light beaming over rolling hills. Whether using a brush or a camera, I find joy, healing and reverence in exploring the possibility of creating a new and distinctive dimension in each of my images.
Ever evolving, these realistic still lifes and colorist landscapes may merge into a single unique style. When in my studio, brush in hand, facing a pristine white canvas, I find joy in exploring the possibility of creating a new and distinctive dimension in each of my paintings.
California State University of Sacramento, CA
University of California, Davis, CA
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Schuler School of Fine Art, Baltimore, MD
Marin Art School, Novato, CA
California State University of Sacramento Gallery, CA