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151st American Watercolor Society accepted "Curry Point November"!

I am extremely proud to announce that "Curry Point November" has been accepted by the American Watercolor Society for the 151st...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring training for the first time in years!

With the drought over and a genuine rainy season, I found myself very rusty after a season of slow methodical studio paintings. Here are the three plein air I've completed so far this month.

Eastern View Curry Point 9 x 12

My favorite place to paint on Mount Diablo, I thought was a good place to start.

Green Going 9 x 12

I was energized by finding this view of Mount Diablo near my house and wanted to paint the green before it went completely, we had a few 70 degree days and it is surprising how much the grass faded. I got this done in time for Saint Patricks Day.

Poppy Pastures 11 x 14

Nothing gets my paintbrushes dancing like the poppies on Mt Diablo. Going back as soon as it's sunny because the poppies don't open without sun.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Poppies Above the Bay and Morning Glow selected for the California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibit

Poppies Above the Bay 21 x 21

Morning Glow 9 x 12

The California Art Club 106th Gold Medal Exhibition will be at the Autry Museum of the American West from April 8 to 30th with several events during the exhibit.

Artists' Gala Reception, Saturday April 8

Figurative Demonstration, Sunday April 9

Lecture and Tour , April 22

Paint and Sculpt Out , April 30th.

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, The Autry Museum of the American West is located at
4700 Western Heritage Way. It is open every day during the exhibit except Mondays. For more information about the  events, please visit:


This is my seventh consecutive time accepted to this exhibit, to see all the paintings I've exhibited, please visit