Called Poetry on Canvas, my traditional oil paintings
capture and celebrate the beauty of the California coastal landscape.
I focus on the magnificent landforms, the water and the plant
life that occur in the unique conditions of light and atmosphere
near the sea. With expert and patient brushwork I capture a high
level of detail, while rich and subtle coloration and deep atmospheric
perspective bring out the feelings and emotional qualities of
my experience at each location. The paintings range from dramatic
Coastal Panoramas to intimate Field Studies. In some works the
pounding surf, the whipping winds and the rugged cliffs were the
inspiration, these represent the California coast at its wildest.
Other pieces show a very peaceful, tranquil view of the seaside.
Inspired by my deep love of the pacific coast, the paintings magically
transcend paint and canvas and become energized events that transport
the viewer to the time and place where I first felt the exhilaration.