My introduction to oil painting took place in California during the revitalization of the Plein Air movement. My inspiration came from the California Impressionists and I painted the same majestic views that early California artists such as William Wendt and Edgar Payne immortalized.
I try to capture the natural light and temperature of a landscape in my paintings. I use a limited palette when painting which helps my work retain a cohesive feel and color balance. I stay true to details of a particular location while maintaining loose, bold strokes.
Teaching painting classes and workshops have helped me develop my technique and share my knowledge with others while presenting wonderful travel opportunities and painting experiences. Committing to canvas landscapes close to home and far afield is a life long passion.