Painting, drawing, & small sculpture
Paintings in watercolor, ink, and colored pencil. Sculptures of stone, paper mache, ceramics, and assemblage
I’ve always drawn and painted. I never tried to make a living doing art, but I always did it for fun and relaxation. So did my parents, and some of my grandparents and great-grandparents. I have paintings by many of them. We sold the Bay Area software company I was working for in 2000, and moved to the Mendocino Coast, which was my ticket to do art full-time. Since then, I believe my art has improved dramatically.
Most of my paintings are watercolors or in ink, although some are in different kinds of pencils. Most are landscapes and seascapes but many are groups of trees and other plants in garden or forest settings, paintings of humans emphasizing faces and hands, mechanical objects, or things I just dreamed up. The sky and sea change colors and textures all the time, so landscapes around here always seem fresh and new to me.
I did small sculptures in metal, paper mache’ and wire for a lot of years, and then in 2004 started carving stone and doing some ceramics and assemblage. It’s all fun.
OUR ART COMMUNITY
I love being part of this vibrant art community. According to a study by the Irvine Foundation, Mendocino County has more artists per capita than any of the other 57 counties in the State, so there are plenty of artists around here to inspire each other.
I show my art regularly at the Artists Collective in Elk, and the Dolphin and Discovery Galleries in Gualala, and irregularly at Think Visual in Point Arena or the WhiteCap in Anchor Bay.
Directions to Studio #15 at 38575 Robinson Reef Drive, Gualala. From Hwy 1 in Gualala, turn west at Robinson Reef Drive at Mile marker 1.62 and proceed 3 blocks to the dead end. 38575 is on the left side of the street.
Studio Tour Hours
August 26 & 27 September 2-4
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My studio is also open by appointment, year-round.