I am continually amazed by the vibrant colors and unique structure of flowers. Like my vegetable paintings, I enjoy making the flower much larger than its original size. With this magnification the flower becomes more majestic. The viewer becomes engaged with the intimate details of the blossom and it's leaves.
Protea with Blue Center
June 1 - Aug 20, 2019 Carpinteria Arts Center 855 Linden Ave, Carpinteria
Sept 15 - Nov 15, 2019 Glenn Dallas Gallery 927 State St, Santa Barbara
Ongoing Roost Restaurant 1305 State St, Santa Barbara
Meet the Artist
After extended travels in Italy and France, the love of the region's local produce and flora has become a central theme in my work. I strive to portray a "portrait" of each of my subjects. Painting the beauty of the somewhat mundane object is an inspiring challenge for me. Everything that I paint once had a life and continues to in my oil paintings.