May 4, 2017

"Golden Cove" 14x18 pastel

 "Golden Cove" 14x18 pastel  was juried into the California Art Club Exhibition titled "Quintessential California."

April 27, 2017

"Snow Showers" 18x24 pastel

This pastel was a finalist In the BoldBrush Painting Competition. It is on display at the San Dimas Festival Of Art On April 28th -30th.

April 4, 2017

"Spring Morning" 8x10 pastel

300. + tx.

I have had the pleasure of painting on location lately. Maybe I should say that differently because although I have enjoyed being out of the studio, the painting experience is not always fun. Ok, it is difficult most of the time, at least for this artist. Being outside and enjoying the beauty around me makes up for any difficult painting experience and whether or not the painting is successful, it is always good practice.

March 10, 2017

"Terranea Morning" 8x10 pastel

300. unframed + tx.

Wednesday morning I painted at Terranea Resort along the Palos Verdes coast here in
Southern California. It's a great location to spend some time. I'm going back soon.

March 5, 2017

"Signs Of Spring" 6x8 pastel

145. + tx. unframed

Another recently painted plein air piece done at Madrona Marsh. It's raining today but I have a feeling I'll be heading back again this week for more. stay tuned.

I will be teaching pastel workshop on Saturday, April 15th  from 9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. at Destination Art In Torrance, California. for more information please click here.

March 4, 2017

"Morning Breeze Madrona Marsh" 6x8 pastel

145. + tx. unframed

This is another small plein air piece painted at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Spring is a wonderful time to paint there because there is an abundance of water everywhere attracting the birds and wildlife. Never a dull moment when painting on location.

March 3, 2017

"After The Morning Rain" 6x8 pastel

145. + tx. unframed

I have been spending some time painting at Madrona Marsh Wildlife Preserve lately and after  time working in the studio, I was happy to get outside and work directly from nature.  On this particular morning, it was raining and the rain stopped long enough for me to work on this small piece.

February 25, 2017

"Meandering Through Autumn Fields" 8x6 pastel

145. + tx. unframed

It was cold, the sun was setting and the moon was rising as I came across a creek that was hiding in the field. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.

February 24, 2017

"Morning Fields" 6x8 pastel

350. + tx framed       Sold

While on an autumn painting trip in the eastern sierra, I awoke early enough to watch a storm develop over the mountains. I photographed enough of the area to compose this small piece. It is actually a study for a larger pastel I am currently finishing.  This scene is located just outside of the town of Bishop, California.

February 12, 2017

"Evening On Rock Creek" 8"x6" pastel

145. + tx. unframed

This is a small study for a larger piece that is currently being worked on. At this point I really like this one and I'm hoping the larger piece will be as successful. The location is Rock Creek in The Eastern High Sierra.

January 30, 2017

Offshore Breeze Palos Verdes 18x14 pastel

1600. Sold

I have been fascinated by waves since my days back in elementary school at American Martyrs. Back then I remember drawing them on my folders and notebooks, on all paper and even on the formica desktop. I guess it should come as no surprise that I am still amazed by them all these years later.

December 6, 2016

"Portuguese Point And Abalone Cove" 14x11 pastel

Available through The Garden Gallery In Half Moon Bay

The recent rains have cleared the air and it has been great to leave the studio and paint on location. I painted this at Palos Verdes. Contact me directly for purchase information.

October 26, 2016

"Warm October Morning" 8x10 pastel

400. + Tx. 

One of the elements I love about painting in autumn is the return of long shadows. They are present throughout the day making patterns and composing much more exciting. This scene was painted on location in Long Valley near Mammoth Lakes, Ca.

October 7, 2016

"The Tide And Tempest" 24x18 pastel


This scene represents my love for clouds and the possibility of rain. We don't see a lot of rain in Southern California so I appreciate it that much more. This pastel painting will be on display at the Rejoice In Art Exhibit in Redondo Beach. Reception is Friday October 14th 5-7pm.

This piece received "Best Of Show"

 Riviera UMC
375 Palos Verdes Blvd

Redondo Beach, CA 90277


October 6, 2016

"Rushing In" 12x18 pastel

1200. Sold
Available through The Garden Gallery

This pastel was selected to be part of the "Rejoice In Art" exhibit In Redondo Beach California.

The reception is from 5pm - 7pm on October 14th At Riviera United Methodist Church In Redondo Beach California. 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

April 22, 2016

"Mayflies and Mosquitoes" 16x12 pastel

1200. Sold

This scene caught my attention on a walk last summer in the high sierra. After dinner my wife and i took the pond loop, as it's known near Rock Creek Lodge. A short hike that takes you through forest and meadows around a small lake in the Eastern Sierra. As i checked to see if there were any trout in the water I became aware of a mayfly hatch and of course from a flyfishing perspective, it was an entertaining little display with an occasional mosquito interruption. It was a wonderful little bit of slowing down just enough to appreciate natures simple beauty.

April 3, 2016

"October In Round Valley" 20x16 pastel

Available through my studio.

Last October I spent some time painting in the Eastern Sierra. The time is always well spent but never long enough. I once again experienced perfect weather. For me that means partly cloudy blustery weather with dramatic skies. I love this time of the year because the of the complimentary color palette and longer shadows. It is also a time of transition between summer and winter. It seems that time slows just a bit and that is comforting to me. A time to take stock and be thankful for the simple things that bring joy.

February 1, 2016

January 31, 2016

"Winter Break" 14x11 pastel


This pastel is another example of my excitement for breaking waves. They have such a wonderful variety of light, form and color. 

January 30, 2016

"December Light" 11x14 pastel

Available through
The Garden Gallery In Half Moon Bay

 As a youngster I was always drawing waves. In school I was the artist in the class and was continually called upon to help with drawing something and when it was a wave as often was the case, I was delighted. Growing up close to the ocean has had a profound effect on my ideas for paintings.

November 27, 2015

"River Of Fire" 6x6 Oil

This is a view of the upper Owens River in The Eastern Sierra. A new small painting for the Small Works Show at Judith Hale Gallery in Solvang Antiques, Solvang, California. 805-686-2322.
I will be demonstrating on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

October 20, 2015

"Color Of Autumn" 14x11 Pastel

800. framed -Sold
I recently taught a workshop in Bishop California. A fun time with great folks! 
This was the demonstration painting. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this.

September 16, 2015

"Golden Morning" 11x14 pastel

This is a scene located in Rock Creek Canyon in the Eastern Sierra. 

August 3, 2015

"Sunrise On Mount Whitney" 14x11 Oil

I travel up highway 395 a few times or more each year and if my timing is right, I manage to pass through the town of Lone Pine at sunrise. It's amazing to witness the High Sierra waking up.

August 1, 2015

"Storm Approaching The Lower Corral" 24x16 Pastel

This is one of my favorite places to paint. The location is Rock Creek Lodge in
The Eastern Sierra.
This year and last I have been fortunate to experience some thunderstorms while in the area. The clouds and ever changing light provide lasting inspiration.  I hope to communicate that through my work.
This pastel is available through Rock Creek Lodge. 877-935-4170.