Be Inspired on the Plaza

I am so pleased to present my current works at Plaza: Be Inspired on the plaza in Arcata, CA.  It is a beautiful and well appointed store with charming and professional sales people.  I think my work was made for their walls! These two pieces are hanging behind the sales register and I am happy to say the one on… (more…)

It’s that time of year to begin preparing for North Coast Open Studios 2018.  My McKinleyville studio is totally revamped inside and Spring has made the outside irresistible.    During the open studio weekends, the first two weekends in June,  I will have abstracts and landscapes available for sale. ALL of the landscapes are greatly reduced – I am running… (more…)

Such a gorgeous day today!  It has been a good day for painting outside on the deck of my studio.  Here are four new Works in Progress.  And I cleaned up my painting knives.  I try to wipe them off each time I use them but it doesn’t always work out that way.  So a good two day soak in… (more…)

I have just completed a series of ten related paintings.  Happy day!  Each is based on one of two rock formations that I love to paint from.  And each reminds me of something completely different from rocks.  I am amazed by how the brain wants to take something random and make it into something.  Each painting is named for what… (more…)

My latest exhibit is on at the Pacific Grove Art Center in the Annand Gallery.   January’s gala opening night was filled with old friends and memories from the time I lived on the Monterey Peninsuala.  The evening was well attended and resulted in a couple of sales.  I am grateful to the staff and volunteers of the art center for… (more…)

In recent weeks I have been working to complete a couple of bodies of work.  These first two paintings are part of my Slippery Slope collection.   They represent a view of the cliffs and rocky areas along the northern shore that speak to my approach to these areas.  How close can I get and still understand the view as a… (more…)

Now that the weather is beginning to turn wetter and chillier I am working on larger works indoors. I have made a new painting wall at the C Street Studios to pin up large chunks of paper to paint on.  A series of rock inspired paintings is happening. This is Slippery Slope and is 36 wide but I am not… (more…)

I have been outside and painting flowers and woodland areas recently.  On a visit to the marina I forsake the bay and trees for this simple plant:  the thistle.  The wind was wildly scattering its fluff and the other two unopened buds were taking note.  The air was warm and the sun was low in the sky.  An excellent day… (more…)