South African Sunset {A Commission}


I was recently commissioned to create this eight-foot long painting featuring children playing along the shore. The collector wanted a scene reminiscent of South Africa, the birthplace of her two youngest children. This coastal view is similar to the seascape which could be seen from their home while they lived there.

It was so much fun to create the effects of glowing and reflected light in the sky, clouds, and water. The unusual format challenged me to think through composition and leading the eye through the painting in very intentional ways. I am so grateful for the opportunity to make something that will bring meaning and beauty to this family’s home!

California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present

Wow–exciting news! I’m honored that these paintings will be included in the “California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past & Present” exhibition presented by the Huntington Beach Art Center in collaboration with LPAPA and the Irvine Museum.The show will feature work from some of my great artistic inspirations–William Wendt, Edgar Payne, and Guy Rose.  (Amazing!)


Back Bay Blues


oil on linen


Shadow of the Rock


oil on linen


I’m humbled be a part of a show with paintings from artists (both historical and contemporary) I admire so much. Hope you can get out to see this unique display of California plein air work!

May 1st — July 4th at the Huntington Beach Art Center

Recent Paintings and Places


I’ve been working hard in the last month to practice, practice, practice!  These are new paintings created on location up and down the coast from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara. Things I’m working on lately: accurate values, interesting compositions, honest color, and painting as communication (what do I want to convey?).

{Shadow of the Rock at Inspiration Point I, 12×9, oil on linen, SOLD}



{Warm Grays at the Back Bay, 6×12, oil on linen, AVAILABLE}


{Last Light at Hendry’s Beach, 9×12, oil on linen, SOLD}

{Summerland Cliffs, 8×10, oil on linen, SOLD}



{Aliso Evening, 12×9, oil on linen, AVAILABLE}



{Back Bay Blues, 6×6, oil on linen, AVAILABLE}

LPAPA’s 10th Annual Best of Plein Air Show

“Eventide at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands”
11 x 14
oil on linen


I found out this week that my painting “Eventide at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands” was juried in to the LPAPA 10th Annual Best of Plein Air show. The show runs June 28th through July 18th at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa.

I became a member of the Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association last fall and have found this group to be such an encouraging, inclusive, and professional organization. I love having the opportunity to paint with and receive instruction from the generous signature artists. And of course, love getting down to Laguna Beach to enjoy all the beauty and painting inspiration. It’s an honor to have my work included in this year’s Best of Plein Air show. Thank you LPAPA!