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Spring Radiance

  Spring Radiance 12 x 12 watercolor on paper  Newest painting of the bright colors of a sunny Southern California spring day.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Spring Radiance


Spring Radiance 12 x 12 watercolor on paper 

Newest painting of the bright colors of a sunny Southern California spring day.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Verdant Morning


Verdant Morning 9 x 12 watercolor on paper .

I still love to paint the  greenest California Hills in Spring.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Evening Breakers

 Evening Breakers. I tried to depict the light carving the forms of  the waves in this seascape from Malibu.

Watercolor on paper 8 x 16 .

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

On Location in Malibu

 Thrilled that “Evening at Duke’s “ has been selected for the 9th “On Location in Malibu” presented by the California Art Club at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University. This exhibition in Malibu is held every 3 years at the Museum, and displays several larger works as the museum itself is an expansive space. Exhibition opens May 11 with an artists’ reception, and shows through July 28th. Congratulations to all the exhibiting artists, and to CAC for organizing .

#malibustatepark #contemporarylandscape #californiastatepark

#pleinairmagazine #californiaartclub #americanartist

Saturday, March 16, 2024

15th Annual Signature Watermedia International Exhibit Fallbrook Art Center

The 15th Annual Signature Watermedia International Exhibition opens this weekend (Mar 16-Apr.14) at THE Fallbrook Art Center. This prestigious show features 120 watermedia works by artists who hail from across the U.S. and abroad, all of whom hold Signature Level Membership status in one or more recognized U.S. Societies.  Truly ‘The Best of the Best’ and worth viewing. 

Thanks to the exhibition judges Charles Henry Rouse and Keiko Tanabe for including my watercolor "Painted Mountain”in this show. Congrats to all participating artists!


Monday, March 11, 2024

National Watercolor Members virtual online exhibition


I am thrilled to have Green Velvet juried into the 2024 National Watercolor Society Members Virtual online exhibition by Larry Moore, an extraordinary painter who literally wrote the book on  creativity ( Fishing for elephants). The exhibit runs online May 1 to June 30. With an online reception on Saturday May 4.

Friday, March 1, 2024

20th Best of Plein Air at LPAPA


Top : Fletcher ‘s Cove Morning 9 x 12 

Juried Finalist

Bottom: Summer Hill 9 x 12

Juried Semi Finalist 

I am thrilled that I have two paintings in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 20th  Best of Plein Air exhibit this year. “Fletchers Cove Morning “ is a  juried finalist in the gallery exhibit. Dates are as follows: 


·       Online Virtual Gallery Preview Exhibition & Auction:   March 4- March 7, 2024

·       Online Preview Art Auction:  Auction Opens March 4th at 10:00 am, Auction ends March 7th at 8:00 pm PDT

·       Physical Gallery (Juried Finalists) Exhibition & Sale:  Thursday, March 4 - Monday, April 1, 2024 

·       Physical Artwalk Gallery Reception: Thursday, March 7th  6 pm - 9 pm (AWARDS 7 pm)* *AWARDS PRESENTATION WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON Facebook

·       Show/Physical gallery show ends:  Monday, April 1, 2024  (5 pm)

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Lunar Codex to launch with “Flyover Canyons of Mars”


It’s exciting that my painting “Flyover Canyons of Mars” has been curated in a lunar capsule as part of the Lunar Codex project. Congrats to all my fellow CAC artists who are part of this historic exhibition. 

Codex Nova - scheduled to launch February 14th via the @spacex Falcon 9 and expected to land on the lunar south pole February 21 along with Galactic Legacy Labs and the @nasa CLPS TO2-IM Lander. The launch will be livestreamed via NASA Launch Watch.

The second capsule - Codex Polaris - with my art will launch in November 2024.

“Flyover Canyons of Mars” was inspired by thinking of how the dust in the Martian atmosphere would lend itself to beautiful hazy light effects that are the perfect subject matter for watercolor.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

California Art Club “Signs of Spring”

 I am so happy to share that my painting, “Coastal Canyon”12 x 12 watercolor)will be part of The Signs of Spring virtual exhibition with the California Art Club. The exhibition is online March 20-June 20. Visit the California Art Club website for more information on how to see all of the accepted work and make a purchase.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Surfing Madonna Save the Oceans 2024


Pleased to have “Neap Tide” in the Surfing Madonna exhibit at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad.

Neap Tide was painted at San Onofre state park. The Ocean is very shallow there and the waves are small and have a linear quality to them that fit the 8 x 16 format well.

I love love the color they painted the wall at the gallery.

The Surfing Madonna organization is one I admire because of the commitment to the Ocean Environment, Providing support to artists and poets and holding Surf camps for surfers with special needs.

Opening reception Sunday Jan 21 12 to 2 

Thursday, January 4, 2024

3rd Annual LPAPA Signature Showcase


Here are my two painting on exhibit:

Top of the Ridge 

Pleated Ridge 

Top of the Ridge is a  tribute to the green landscapes of William Wendt. Pleated Ridge is a favorite because the palette of colors in afternoon light on the desert ridge is so distinctive. No green at all in this painting!

Exhibit info 

3rd Annual LPAPA Signature Showcase

Jan 4 to March 4

LPAPA gallery 414 N Coast Hwy Laguna beach 

Open Thurs to Monday 11 to 5

949 376 3635

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Top nine paintings for 2023

 Thought I would share the top Nine from Instagram here.

Most are rectangular but this crops them all into squares  

Some work better than others as squares