Bright, colorful abstract paintings informed by geometric & natural forms and relationships.
The North Coast area provides an artist with a multitude of inspirational natural resources to use as painting subjects. However, I find that it inspires me to explore more abstracted relationships between colors, organic lines, irregular shapes and blocks.
In my experience, nature is best revealed and appreciated by viewing it as a dynamic living experience. The resultant takeaway is a memo of light and wind and fog on the rocks and forests that I reference consistently to generate oil paintings that hopefully will enliven homes and enrich the occupants when the natural world is out of reach or access is restricted by weather or darkness.
For me, painting is the interface and/or intermediate zone between the natural environment and the constructed/built world. The choice to focus on one or the other as a subject or inspiration is personal and not absolute. My education and practice as an architect for many years taught me critical observation and rigorous form giving abilities which I translate to a painted surface.
I find that painting daily builds a positive personal foundation and the mental clarity to cope with issues of our collective social/environmental failures and dysfunctional governance.
Six 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.
Directions to Studio 7 at 39295 Pacific Reach, The Sea Ranch. From mid Sea Ranch (near Chapel and Fire Station) turn west onto Whalebone Reach from Hwy 1, then right turn onto Pacific Reach. The studio is at the 4th house on the left, behind a large cypress hedge. Please park along street.
Studio Tour Hours:
August 27 & 28 September 3-5
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For everyone's safety, pandemic protocols of masking and distancing are observed.