Musings About art and art making.

Hearts in San Francisco

Hearts in San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Hearts in SF Un-box My Heart In August, I received this message,  "On Behalf of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, it gives me great joy to inform you that your mini heart "Night Horizon San Francisco Bay" was...

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A Day in Wine Country

A Day in Wine Country

One crisp autumn day I went up to Napa with a friend to spend the day photographing and exploring the vineyards and vistas along the quiet wine country roads. Once we got up there we were a little disappointed by the over cast sky having just left the blue skies of...

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Cool Blues for Summer

Cool Blues for Summer

Summer Voyage, oil on canvas, 36" x 36" If you have been following my work for a while you know that I’m drawn to the beauty of sky water reflections and have a deep appreciation of the color blue. The color blue is known for it's positive calming effects on the mind....

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Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

I'm honored to be included in this exhibition that celebrates International Women's Day and Women's Month at The Drawing Room in San Francisco.  Renee DeCarlo (owner of The Drawing Room) did an amazing job curating and installing the art.  She's hosting a "Sunday...

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Stretch 2019

Stretch 2019

Tranquility and Light, solo show at the Throckmorton Theatre Gallery in Mill Valley, CAStretch - expand - grow Reviewing the past year and planning for the future.  2019 My word for the year is Stretch. My intention is to extend, expand and reach out beyond my limits....

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Painted Boxes

Painted Boxes

When I was looking for something different to work on, I found these small wooden boxes online. I ordered 8 boxes to experiment with. It was a challenge to paint on the lids and it took me a couple of tries to figure out the best way. I ended up taking the lids off...

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Azaleas in Bloom

Azaleas in Bloom

I spent the summer working on a series of paintings based on old photos and memories of a garden in Houston.  Way back in the early 90's, I created a large body of work in pastel of this stunning garden on the Azalea Trail. The new paintings were a way for me to...

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Commissions

I’m just coming off a year long hiatus from taking commission requests. With a new request on the horizon, I thought it might be interesting to share stories of several past commissions that highlight how my commission process works. A family in Silicon Valley saw my...

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Big Big Big!

Earlier this year, Aerena Galleries my representation in wine country, asked me to create a series of large paintings. Specifically 60” x 60” or larger. I was excited and a little nervous to take on this task, having never painted that large before. There were so many...

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Land And Sea – Juried Exhibition

Morning Garden, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 was selected to be in the exhibition Land and Sea at Main Street Arts. A national juried exhibition of landscapes and seascapes, Land and Sea, will feature close to 40 works from 28 artists. The exhibition was juried by Deirdre...

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About

About

I’ve been painting the landscape in one form or another for over 20 years.