• Back from my second summer at SFAI
    I’m back in Chico, fresh from the San Francisco Art Institute!   Summers at the Ft. Mason, SF, campus are exciting, rigorous, mind bending, and the most social feature of SFAI’s low residency MFA program.  Its when the entire cohort is present, creating and exhibiting art and taking coursework that inspires and informs our practices.  This summer marked the beginning of my second year in this transformative program.  In… Continue reading Back from my second summer at SFAI
  • New Paintings for MONCA Exhibit
    Two of my recent paintings were included in The Pale and Beyond, an exhibit hosted by and benefiting the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA).  Featuring paintings and sculptures by the Chico artist group The Art Officials, the exhibit was a one-night-only gala affair held in the beautiful pool-side gardens of retired opera star Gwen Curatilo. Both of my paintings were large scale oils created especially for this… Continue reading New Paintings for MONCA Exhibit
  • New Horse Paintings
    My newest equine paintings continue my exploration of wild horses.  In these large-scale paintings, texture, abstraction, and sparse composition evoke the raw, harsh beauty of the landscape that the wild horses of western America inhabit.
  • Commission: Minarets at Dawn
    The Minarets are a prominent granite arete that comb the sky above the Ansel Adams Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes, CA.  Last summer, I camped for several days at Lake Ediza, a cirque lake nestled on the eastern flank of the Minarets, photographing and sketching these peaks for a large scale commissioned painting.  The dawn sun ignites the peaks first while the landscape below remains in shadow. A massive fire burning in… Continue reading Commission: Minarets at Dawn