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Atmospheric Landscape Paintings

Atmospheric Landscape Paintings

What are atmospheric landscapes?Recently, I’ve been participating in virtual artist talks. As viewers are only able to see the work online it’s difficult to get a full grasp of the surface quality and the texture of the paintings. A common question is “what are...

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Art Studio Visit and Tour

Art Studio Visit and Tour

A Virtual Studio Visit The beginning of fall usually means open studio time here in San Francisco. It's a time to put down the brushes, tidy up the studio and get ready to open to the public. It's a perfect time to take a break from painting and reflect on newly...

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Artist Residency in Finland

Artist Residency in Finland

Kulturri Kauppila Art CenterThe studio and living space at Kultuuri Kauppila.Early in 2019, I applied for a residency at Kulttuuri Kauppila in Finland. Painting the light of winter near the arctic circle is a goal of mine. Because many months went by, I forgot I had...

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Hearts in San Francisco

Hearts in San Francisco

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 selected for the 2020 Hearts in San Francisco Series" I was excited to get this...

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A Day in Wine Country

A Day in Wine Country

Finding inspiration along the backroads of 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...

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Cool Blues for Summer

Cool Blues for Summer

Spirit 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...

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Stretch 2019

Stretch 2019

Tranquility and Light, solo show at the Throckmorton Theatre Gallery in Mill Valley, CA Stretch - 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...

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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

Memories of the Azalea Trail 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...

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