My visual diary... I love doing small daily oil paintings. They have an immediate freshness about them. Whatever you are thinking about that day sort of goes into them, almost like a visual diary. About the medium, oil paint - I like the creamy color intense luscious look of oil paint. I like making brushstrokes that bring out that quality in the paint. I try out new ideas, new colors, new subject matter from day to day, because of the small format. It is very freeing to be able to paint something and get it out relatively quickly.
I have studied painting with David Leffel, Tony Ryder, Kenn Backhaus, Randal Sexton and Juliette Aristides.
I continue to be influenced by the five years I spent living and working in Mexico and South America, and my current home for the past 19 years in the Pacific Northwest.
I currently show my larger paintings at The Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR, Northwest By Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR and Red Feather Store in Hood River, OR.