I tend to seek out the rough ground, either just past the pavement in an urban park or down a backcountry hiking trail. I’m at home up a mountain, in the desert, or on the sea as an avid hiker, racing sailboat skipper and pastel artist. I choose subjects that put the workaday humdrum in proper perspective with the wider natural world.
I’ve call myself an interpretive realist. I start many works on-site to capture true-to-life color and value relations. I translate those plein air pieces into larger formats in the studio.
I formally studied art for more than a decade after a career in print and broadcast journalism. My works have appeared and won honors in local, regional, and national exhibits since 2004. I have achieved Signature status with the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and I’m active in the Pastel Society of America.
Most recently my work appeared in the 42nd International Association of Pastel Societies Spring Juried Exhibition in 2023, and I was selected for an invitational exhibit in 2022 at the Hilbert Museum of California Art in Orange, CA.