Mission: Getting color to sing
Born in Berkeley, I have lived in Northern California all my life, and have been fascinated with visual art since my childhood. There were accomplished painters on both sides of my family, so my love of painting began early in life. After traveling around Europe and the States during the early seventies, I finally settled down in the Monterey Peninsula and worked as a newspaper staff artist, graphic designer and art director for over two decades.
Life became especially rewarding when I left the publishing industry and began to paint full-time. Having spent the last nine years studying with Dorallen Davis, Jane Heaphy (prominent Bay Area colorists), and Cedric Egeli of Maryland. I developed a passion for painting en plein air as well as figurative work and still life in the studio. I have recently begun to explore the realm of abstract expressionism and endeavor to express myself in as many ways as I can.
Painting transports me to a spiritual realm where I exist in the present moment and where all things reveal their own unique beauty. My goal is to capture that experience so that it may be revisited through the visual stimulus of my art again and again. I paint in the impressionist/colorist tradition because it enables me to use color to enhance reality rather than just mimic it.