Abstract oil paintings with bright colors and forms. Also, North Coast-inspired watercolors..
My paintings focus on the human efforts of construction/habitation and/or the restorative qualities of the natural world. Linking these frequently disparate components of existence are narrative-neutral paintings consisting of simple color/shapes that play out parallel relationships distilled from a critical view of life. Primarily, the body of work in various manifestations represents painterly invention; an inner peripheral vision documented.
Since I started working in oil on linen 10 years ago I discovered a stronger and more direct way of painting. The paintings are constructed as they are being painted and are not designed or pre-conceived. I feel I have entered into a vibrant creative period which has advanced my connection to pure art; having been informed by my previous years of creating watercolors and architecture. I am drifting into significant understanding of the meaning of what Hans Hofmann identified as “The Real” through a steady, directed and measured mixing and application of paint.
I received a BA and MArch in Architecture from UC Berkeley and practiced for over 20 years. Concurrently, I maintained a steady production of watercolor paintings and drawings which paralleled and inspired my architectural interests.
Four years ago I moved my painting studio to Sea Ranch after having a house here since 2008. Over the years I have had a number of exhibits and showings, open studios, and sales. A CV is available upon request.
Studio Tour Hours:
August 28 & 29 September 4-6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Directions to Studio 9 at 39295 Pacific Reach, The Sea Ranch.
Mid Sea Ranch (near Chapel and
Fire Station) turn onto Whalebone
Reach from Hwy 1, first right turn
onto Pacific Reach, 4th house on the left (ocean side) behind large cypress hedge. Please park along street.