Artist Adventurer describes me best. I studied fine art at California State Long
Beach and graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting with a minor in
sculpture. I’ve always been drawn to exploring new places and living new
experiences. I now live among the redwoods on the Sonoma Coast. The north
coast of California offers a succession of majestic scenes —rugged coastlines,
towering forests, rolling vineyards and endless and ever-changing sky-scapes
and waterborne reflections. Inspired by the beauty of the sea and the ancient
trees, I routinely set off on daily treks to find new views to study in plein air oils.
Back at home in the studio, I use my oil studies along with photographic
references of the sites to create larger finished oil paintings.
I’m often asked when I first started drawing and painting and that brings me
back to my early childhood memories. From my earliest days in school, I was
recognized and encouraged for my ability to translate ideas and experiences
into images. Growing up on the beaches of southern California, I learned to love
the sea, to live in it, and to be inspired by it. And those two passions from
childhood, creating art and being in the water, are what sustain my soul and
what I hope to translate and share in my art. So depending on the weather, you
can find me either roaming the coast with paints in hand or riding the energy of
In addition to conventional oil paintings, I also work in wood and metals for both
sculpture and functional art such as entry gates, doors, and furniture. I offer
originals and commissioned pieces as well as project based works including
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