Rainforests, Waterfalls & Icebergs

Rainforests, Waterfalls & Icebergs

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Besides the idea of water in various forms, what do these three paintings have in common? Well I’m thinking if I hadn’t painted Tidefall and Iceberg first, Rainforest Beach would have been an entirely different painting.

Marin Magazine Cover Contest

Marin Magazine Cover Contest

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

I am happy to have been selected as a finalist in Marin Magazine’s Annual Cover Competition. You can pick up a copy of the May issue, available now, to see the winner and four finalists. To participate in the competition, you have to either be an artist living in Marin, submit an image depicting Marin, or have a gallery in Marin.

Night Sky Calling

Night Sky Calling

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The night sky draws me in. Especially when I am in nature far away from city lights. It gives one perspective, the tiny little specks that we are, and ignites a universe of dreams and possibilities within. Celestial events are also superbly fascinating to me and I love the shared awe often experienced worldwide. This year, I eagerly hit the trails in the wee early hours to view the full totality phase during the rare Super Blue Blood Moon.

A Most Perplexing Painting

A Most Perplexing Painting

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

It is hard to describe how completely confounding this painting has been. I have spent a ridiculous amount of time on it. RIDICULOUS. Not that it really matters in the end. But in my past paintings, monumental efforts could usually be visible in the final image in terms of detail and/or size of the piece. In this piece, it was failure after failure after failure, and sheer stubbornness to keep trying something new, something different, until I could get some sense of resolution. I think it is finished, for now at least as there is nothing I wish to change.

I Think I Am Getting Somewhere

I Think I Am Getting Somewhere

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Famous last words, as when I finally “arrive” the desired destination will likely change. But here is what I know today. I am super excited about the painting I have been working on. Not the end result yet — and it remains to be seen whether I can get it to that point, but it’s the way I am painting that I am excited about. While I do like the last few paintings I have done, they feel like transitional pieces now that are helping to get me more to where I want to be.

That Place On The Top Of The Hill

That Place On The Top Of The Hill

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

I am happy to be finished with this painting and pleased with the final result. If you read my “How To Be A Messy Painter” post a few weeks back you’ll recognize that the detail shot stayed intact in the final painting, hooray!

Portrait & Pet Portrait Commissions

Portrait & Pet Portrait Commissions

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

If you have always wanted a portrait of your child or children, your family, yourself, or your favorite pet, I would love to work with you on a custom painted portrait commission.

How To Be A Messy Painter

How To Be A Messy Painter

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I like a certain amount of order and neatness in my environment. I keep my shoes lined up. I straighten paintings hanging in other people’s houses. And I make my teenage daughter put everything back in place which goes against her natural tendency and drives her crazy.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Energy, search, contemplation, inspiration…

The Book

The Book

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been working on my book a bit the past week. A quick recap of the journey…