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NWS /Oceanside Museum of Art Exhibition Reception this Saturday, Feb 23rd, 6 to 8 pm

Santa Monica Mountains 14 x 21 is on exhibit now until April 21st at the Oceanside Museum of Art exhibit of the National Watercolor Socie...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NWS /Oceanside Museum of Art Exhibition Reception this Saturday, Feb 23rd, 6 to 8 pm

Santa Monica Mountains 14 x 21 is on exhibit now until April 21st at the Oceanside Museum of Art exhibit of the National Watercolor Society: Southern California Inspirations. Past and Present

This Exhibition will also include several curated works from past SoCal-based NWS members: Art Riley, Barse Miller, Emil Kosa Jr., Hardy Gramatky, Jade Fon, James Green, Jake Lee, James Patrick, Marion Wachtel, Milford Zornes, Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Phil Paradise, Ralph Hulett, Rex Brandt, Robert E. Wood.

The mountains in Southern California are younger and more angular than in Northern California where I  have painted in the past. 
The geometry of the rocks contrasts with the vegetation in a way that is very beautiful to me.
 I often think of fabric as I paint these patterned places. 

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And for a wonderful preview of the exhibit (but it has to be seen in person!)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

San Diego Maritime Museum, Sea and Shore Exhibit

Dusk Point Loma 11 x 14

About the exhibits:

Arthur Beaumont “Art of the Sea” and “Sea & Shore” Plein Air Paintings On Display for a Limited Time at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Showing February 23 – September 30, 2019

Open concurrently with the Beaumont art exhibit, the Museum is proud to introduce “Sea and Shore” on display in the Compass Gallery located on the main level of the Berkeley. This art exhibit features submissions from members of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego (PAPASAN). The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego have been on the plein air scene since 1999, painting the essence of San Diego, whose very identity is uniquely defined by the sea. PAPASAN members paint San Diego’s beautiful beaches, tidepools, estuaries, harbors and marinas. The art of painting en plein air, or painting outdoors, is an essential endeavor for an artist. Plein air painting is perhaps one of the most difficult genres to master. 
This group of professional fine artists are regionally and nationally known, have independently exhibited their works in museums and galleries throughout the country, and are members of national professional art organizations. Many of their works appear in national art publications, and some are included in recently published books such as California Light: Seascapes and Beach Towns. They continue to contribute to the artistic record of San Diego, especially documenting its vibrant maritime scene.
Book now! General Admission.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

"Blue Ridge" received Jean Shanahan Plein Air Award at the 10th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibit

Blue Ridge 21 x21

I am pleased to share that "Blue Ridge" has received the Plein Air Award the 10th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition. The exhibit was juried by Soon Y Warren. It is limited to artists who have achieved signature status in a select group of watercolor societies. I am fortunate enough to be a Signature Member of AWS,NWS and a Master Signature of the CWA (MCWA).

I am thrilled to be accepted this year as I am now living a few miles away instead of hundreds.

I will be at the reception this Saturday and hope to see Southern Californian friends there!


Opening Reception Saturday Feb 9

On exhibit Feb 10 to Apr 21st

Fallbrook Art Center
Fallbrook, Ca


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Winsor Newton Award at California Watercolor Association 49th National Exhibition for "Seven Layers of Spring"

Seven Layers of Spring 15 x 21

Thank you to Iain Stewart and Karen Frey for selecting and awarding one of my favorite paintings of Mount Diablo in all it's exuberant spring intensity.

This is my tenth time exhibiting in this National since 2004 when, with beginners luck I entered for the first time and was awarded the Jade Fon Award by Charles Reid. This gave me a major boost in commitment to painting time as validation I needed at the time.  This is the fourth time I have gotten an Award in a CWA National.

Iain Stewart selected 74 paintings out of more than 500 entries and Karen Frey in turn selected 25 for Awards. I use mostly Winsor Newton watercolor paints so this Award is especially satisfying.

Here is the Catalog page where my painting appears. It is great to be placed with other fabulous award winning paintings, but I wish they had not omitted the word Award in the caption.

Reception January 12th 1 to 3 pm
The exhibit runs Jan 11 to Feb 16 2019
Firehouse Arts Center - Harrington Gallery
4444 Railroad Ave Pleasanton 94566
Admission is free to the public

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

"Winter Whites" first painting of 2019

Winter Whites 16 x 20

I am spending time learning to paint the ever changing ocean colors, forms and light.
I was drawn to the abundance of white foam here, it lent itself to being painted in watercolor with the very white white of my Arches Bright white paper being put to good use.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thank you to SDvoyager.com for the feature article

What a great introduction to the creative community in and around San Diego.
San Diego Voyager covers creative people happenings and places in the San Diego Area.
They found me from an instagram post of a recent painting.

Read the article here and get a sneak peek of some new paintings I haven't shown anywhere else