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3 Paintings in Lumiere de California

 An Exhibition of the California Art Club opening Saturday May 21 430 to 700 4355 Bonita Rd Paintings are all 9 x 12 Windbreak Oceanside Tor...

Friday, December 17, 2021

Artistic Excellence Finalist Award from Southwest Art Magazine




 I am honored to share that I have been named a finalist in the Annual Artistic Excellence Competition for Southwest Art Magazine. My painting appears in the December / January issue along with a profile.

Horizon Grey watercolor 11 x 14


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Laguna Plein Air Painters Lpapa squared 8 x 8 Exhibit


 Carlsbad Flower Fields 8 x 8"


Lpapa Squared runs through the end of December at  the new Lpapa gallery at 414 North Coast Highway, Laguna beach.
It is a charming space and worth the visit.

Monday, December 6, 2021

San Diego Watercolor Society Plein Air Exhibit


 Torrey Pines Marsh 9 x12 

Joseph Zbukvic selected this painting for the fifth Plein Air Exhibit of the San Diego watercolor Society.
On display now until December 27th in Liberty Station, San Diego
 





Friday, September 10, 2021

Feature in Plein Air Magazine



 My series of Flower Fields paintings is featured in the September Issue of Plein Air Magazine! Thank you to Kelly Kane and Carmen Herrera.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Oceanside Museum of Art Exhibit


                                                                                   

"Windbreak , Oceanside” is on exhibit  at the Oceanside Museum of Art. until October 10th as a part of the  Juried Plein Air Exhibit. 9 x 12 Plein air watercolor . Juried by Jean Stern and Scott W Prior>

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

110th Annual Gold Medal Exhibtion

 Dedicated to furthering classical techniques in painting and sculpting and encouraging their use in contemporary interpretations.

Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

July 10 to August 14 2021






Thursday, April 29, 2021

Ode to Spring with Huse Skelly Gallery


Carlsbad Flower Fields 8 x 8
 


Color Fields 8 x 16

I thought these two were the essence of Springtime!

This is an  online exhibit with the Huge Skelly Gallery 

It  is an OnlineGalleryShows.com event from May 8 to June 15

Purchase here https://onlinegalleryshows.com/collections/ode-to-spring-huse-skelly-gallery/products/415775?fbclid=IwAR1BSlTyio7v3tOo3ieyUikOJHbV3NOxEaBqlagh5_63uVIrHgcn-LA-BTo


Monday, April 26, 2021

110th Gold Medal Exhibition /California Art Club

 











Springtime At the Lagoon 14 x 21
The coast of Southern California has a special quality to the fog-filtered light. Tiny water droplets in the air reflect the light of the sun, creating colors that are pale but brilliant. This is the light I was seeking to capture in "Springtime at the Lagoon"



July 10 to August 7, 2021
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, Orange, California

Since its 1909 inauguration, the California Art Club has been dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary-traditional fine art through championing painting and sculpture featuring representational practices. The Annual Gold Medal Exhibition is the most vital platform for demonstrating the best of the realist genre. While participating artists employ time-honored fine art techniques, their featured works in this un-themed exhibition seek to innovate with modern messages that address societal issues from diversity to the environment.

In presenting the 110th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition with the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, the California Art Club embarked on an exciting new partnership with this relatively new cultural institution. While our initial plans were to unveil our signature event in Orange County for the very first time, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we presented this much anticipated display on our website with a full slate of online activities and educational programs.




Sunday, April 18, 2021

2 paintings in Lpapa 5th annual waterworks exhibit online May 3 thru 9

 


The Flower Fields 9 x 12 plein air watercolor




Above California 24 x 18 studio watercolor

These two paintings will be in the virtual online exhibit of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association May 3 to 9. With an online awards ceremony on May 5th. 
This is the fifth annual  WaterWorks exhibit presented in association with the Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation.
For more information please visit LPAPA.org after May 3 or for more information email info@lpapa.org.



Saturday, April 17, 2021

Spring Song of Malibu in California art club Exhibit at Weismann Museum , Pepperdine


 “Spring Song of Malibu” 18 x 24 watercolor

This is a celebration of the beautiful Santa Monica mountains which act as a backdrop to the Malibu Coast.

Because the rugged hills were never used for ranching , the native plants still burst into bloom in the spring and create a scene to paint that is as much bouquet as mountain. 

“On location in Malibu” exhibition at the Frederick Weismann Museum at Pepperdine University 

California Art Club 

May 22 to August 1



Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Mars an Artistic Mission

 











Flyover Canyons of Mars 24 X 18 watercolor.

The California Art Club exhibit is part of the celebration of Perseverance landing on Mars .

This was inspired by the fact skies on Mars are gold because of all the dust in the air. This makes lovely hazy atmospheric conditions that are perfect for soft washes of watercolor.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

American Impressionists Society Signature Membership!

 I was just awarded Signature Membership in this wonderful organization . It represents the best in contemporary impressionistic realism and allows me to exhibit with some of today’s most accomplished artists