I was always an artist but only began to call myself one in 1994 after moving to California from Pennsylvania. I entered my first professional art contest in 1995 and won a prize and since then have been selling and showing my work. I took up "plein air" painting in 2008 and I was hooked. "Plein air" was termed by the French artists that set up a studio on location in the open air and quickly painted their impression of the scene. I was encouraged by teachers along the way including the late Pam Glover "plein air" painter. I am also a member of the "Glover Group" which I helped to formalize in 2011. My work can be seen in many places around the country and in France. I live in the Sierra Foothills, a painter's paradise.
I primarily work in oils on canvas. I paint on location and I like the way the oil stays wet while painting outdoors. I like laying down the paint thick and the exceptional colors that this medium offers. I sometimes use other mediums on paper or small art boards.
Painting on location in the beautiful countryside is my inspiration. I am inspired by glorious creation including people and animals. Trees and old buildings are always a favorite of mine too.
Painter in Tuolumne City 16 x 20 oil on canvas
Mia reading a book in my massage chair 22 x 28 Oil on Canvas
Dream Still Life with flowers 16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
The healing series hanging together at the Library
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