“The question is not what you look at, but why you see.”
Henry David Thoreau
My passions have always been travel and, in one form or another, art. Like so many others, however, I’ve only recently been able to focus on applied art. Retiring from a career in public relations and following an extended period of international travel, I enrolled in every painting class and workshop I could manage. For me, the application of paint and the expressiveness that comes with it can only be described as “joyful”; I love every minute of it and see no end in sight to the learning process.
For subject matter, I’ve chosen to paint what I know best. For the most part my paintings all deal with my little corner of the world — every day scenes in Southern California and other parts of the west coast. This may include genre scenes, still lifes, interiors, cityscapes, landscapes, animal portraits and more rarely, the human figure. Typically they are oil paintings on canvas produced in my studio rather than on site. I prefer larger scale pieces executed in a “painterly” vs. a highly realistic style.
Painting has taught me to see the world through an ever more sensitive lens. I hope to engage the viewer by sharing that vision wel