San Rafael, CA
My paintings are executed in oil on canvas, paper and wood panels. I often paint on location, direct from the landscape. My paintings are done in a direct, immediate style responding to the warmth or coolness of the air, the stillness or the rush of the wind, the quietness of the coastal mist, or the brightness of the sunburnt hillsides. In the studio, I often apply a more contemplative feeling to the final details. I paint my local environment, but I have also painted in Hawaii, the mountains, the desert, the Pacific Northwest, and Australia. I see my work as a reflection of and a physical response to the natural environment surrounding us. I want to share my particular experience of nature, capturing a moment in time, the mysterious beauty of the natural world that we often neglect in the rush of our lives. I want to give the viewer a place to rest for a time and enjoy.