May 8, 2015

"Spring Renewal" 16x12 Pastel


This pastel was inspired by weather and clouds we are finally getting today. Clouds always provide a source of inspiration for me.

May 7, 2015

"Morning Glow" 8x10 pastel


A small painting about the light in Wine Country.

May 6, 2015

"River Of Light" 11x14 pastel


The Salinas River at sunset.

March 25, 2015

"San Diego Surf" 14x11 Pastel

My wife and I recently spent New Years Eve at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego California. This piece was inspired by that time. This pastel is on display at Southern California Pastel Society Members exhibition.
 The Show is being held at
 The Lexus Center 
24777 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance Ca. 90505.

March 16th through May 9.

March 24, 2015

"Prelude To Evening" 18x24 Pastel

A new pastel "Prelude To Evening" 18x24 being displayed at the Pastel Society Of Southern California Members Exhibit.

January 29, 2015

"Round Valley" 11x14 Pastel

This scene is of The Eastern Sierras west of Bishop. A favorite area of mine with limitless
 inspiration for any painter.

January 27, 2015

"Sunset Cliffs San Diego" 16x12 Oil

On new years eve my wife and I spent some time in San Diego. We were treated to a beautiful sunset at "Sunset Cliffs" and it could not have been a better way for us to end 2014. This painting reflects the time spent there. Please contact me if interested in this painting.
"Due to the the large wait list for my last pastel class in Manhattan Beach,I am offering a new 
 "Landscapes In Pastel" class.
A four week session of three hour classes on Tuesday mornings from
9am -12pm.  185.00

Limited to 10 students per session.
The first class is February 3rd. Please contact S
ue Kuuskmae.

"Destination Art" Artist Studios and Gallery
1815 W. 213th Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 742-3192

January 9, 2015

"Above Sonoma Valley" 11x14 Pastel

Last September I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a wedding reception in the Sonoma Valley. It was located at Kunde Winery on top of a hill. I brought my camera just in case. Although I missed out on half of the dinner,  I was treated to some incredible scenes and this was one of many that I plan to paint.

January 4, 2015

Last Light InThe Valley 11x14 Pastel

This pastel was a recent demonstration for my pastel class. 
The scene is in the Carson Valley of Western Nevada.

January 3, 2015

"Autumn Lane" 11x14 pastel

This pastel is a fairly recent demo for my pastel class. The scene is the north end of Bishop California.

December 28, 2014

"Light Of Autumn" 14x11 Pastel

This pastel was a demonstration for my pastel class.  The scene is of Rush Creek near June Lake in the Eastern Sierras.

December 27, 2014

"Winter View Twin Lakes" 14x11 pastel

This is a scene in the Mammoth Lakes area in The Eastern High Sierras of California.  Twin Lakes are small lakes located in the Mammoth Lakes basin.This area is a favorite fishing spot for many during the summer months.

December 26, 2014

"Riverbend" 11x14 Pastel

A view of the Yellowstone River in Montana. 

September 19, 2014

"October Morning" 16x20 Oil

1400. usd. + Tax  Sold

Dear Friends. I would like to share with you a recently completed oil painting titled
"October Morning." I find that I get excited when Autumn is approaching and this is how I attempt to communicate that excitement.

I would also like to let you know about a recent interview I had with Kathryn Lloyd, the founder of "The Masters Secrets Summit."  I think you will really enjoy this interview and you might learn a thing or two you didn't know about me. The Interview releases this Friday, September 19 at 3pm pST. I invite you to watch here:

August 20, 2014

"A Walk By The Water's Edge" 11x14 Pastel

 800. Sold

This pastel was just sold during last weekends Los Olivos Quick Draw Art Festival. The person that bought this said it moved her because it brought about a fond memory and she had. I couldn't be more pleased. 

August 12, 2014

"Summer Shade" 11x14 Pastel

This pastel was a recent demonstration piece for my "Landscapes in Pastel" class I teach at the Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center. A new session begins on September 11th.
 The inspiration for this painting comes from Round Valley near
 Bishop California. 

August 11, 2014

"Meandering Through Summer Fields" 11x14 Pastel

800.Usd. + tx. 

The Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierras is an area of contrast. It is harsh with much desert and the summer time heat can be oppressive. Within this desolation there are pockets of areas where it is lush and green buzzing with life. Down from the mountains comes snow melt as ice cold water in the form of large streams or tiny brooks. I enjoy painting these locations because they are beautiful and are also resting places that offer relief not only from the heat but also from the busyness of life. The warm and cool greens that contrast against the mountains are wonderful to see.

August 5, 2014

"Point Lobos" 11x14 Pastel and Los Olivos Quick Draw 2014

This pastel was a recent demo for my summer pastel landscapes class. The Fall session will be starting in mid September but sign up early because it will fill up.
Los Olivos Quick Draw 2014
Saturday 9am -7pm
Matteis Tavern, Los Olivos, California
Quick Draw 2014 is just around the corner and I am preparing my self for this event. I look forward to this because I sell my work in three ways here. The silent auction is a separate event that takes place during the quick draw. I also have a separate display of my work that I put up with my most recent  paintings and they all sell rather quickly. If you can come by it would be great to see you.
 short video 2013 Quick Draw and Auction
More info on Los Olivos Quick Draw 2014

June 19, 2014

"Calm At First Light" 18x14 Pastel

A morning in the Sonoma Valley.

June 16, 2014

"A Hidden Treasure" 11x14 Pastel

Available At Jessel Gallery
1019 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA - 707 257 2350

June 15, 2014

"Winter's Warmth" 8x10 Oil

 450. Sold
Last year I happened to pass by someone's driveway and saw this scene. This time of the day the air begins to cool down again and the color becomes warm before nightfall.

June 10, 2014

"Red Wine and Roses" 16x12 Oil


Available At Jessel Gallery
 707 257 2350

June 1, 2014

"Morning Mist" 8x10 Oil

This painting is from a location near Calistoga, California. I was fortunate enough to be in this area where the sun came out through the heavy fog.
This is on display at Jessel Gallery in Napa, California.

May 31, 2014

"Evening's Approach Pacific Grove" 12x16 pastel

This pastel was one of the pieces painted during the Carmel Plein Air Festival. It will be on display at the Jessel Gallery in Napa during the month of June.

May 30, 2014

"After The Rain" 11x14 Oil


This painting is from a recent painting trip to the Napa Valley. It is on display at the
Jessel Gallery In Napa.
1019 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA
707 257 2350