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Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational Award

 Honorable Mention Award from Rick Delanty in the 17th Annual Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. On exhibit at the Borrego Art Institut...

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Carmel Plein Air Art Festival Award Record

From 2006 to 2017 I was fortunate to earn 5 awards in the Carmel Art Festival. The last two awards  in 2015 and 2017 were for Best Watercolor from Ken Auster and Mian Situ, the rest were honorable mentions.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Forget Me Not Farm Donation

 This Saturday May 20 th is the Art From the Heart fundraiser for Forget Me Not Farm children’s services. 

A therapeutic haven for traumatized children and animals. Since it’s beginning in 1992 the farm has helped thousands of at-risk children and youth break the cycle of abuse.

Friday, April 28, 2023

At Lake Calavera in 7th Lpapa Waterworks Exhibit

 At Lake Calavera 12 x 16 Plein air watercolor will be on exhibit online and at the Lpapa gallery in Laguna Beach. 

The vegetation on this hill got so lush and beautiful with all the rain we had last winter. It was a pleasure to be able to wax this one , the process seemed to make the colors richer.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Flora Romantica

 “Flora Romantica” 14 x 14 Plein air watercolor

Painted with Lpapa at the Casa Romantica in San Clemente on a perfect afternoon. The gardens were so lush and beautiful. I felt like I was in a technicolor movie.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

“White-Hot” high key desert Plein air

 This is the Santa Rosas in full on sun in Borrego Springs. I wanted to try a high key image and work with a very light value range. The foreground is empty because I want the mountains to float as if they are a shimmering mirage in the distance. The painting in person ha a wonderful glow I can’t get with my camera.