'Surf City' - Santa Cruz, California - 12 x16 inch - original oil, plein air painting on museum panel.



I Love the Joy of Color
and the Poetry of Brushwork!

Contemporary California
Plein-air and
Studio Painter



Plein Air Workshops!

Let's Paint California & Tuscany!



Upcoming Studio Events!

- Art Collector's Preview Event! -

SEPTEMBER 24th - 2022
Saturday from 12-4pm



Let's Paint California in the Fall, 2022!
Plein Air Workshops

• OCTOBER 22-23rd
Saturday & Sunday

and / or

• OCTOBER 26-27th
Wednesday & Thursday,

(Choose 2 or 4 Full Days)

2 days gets you started,
while All 4 days provide
an Intensive Workshop experience
exploring exciting Color harmonies
and compositions in beautiful locations!

Limited Size Class.
October registration happening Now.

More Info on California Workshop.

Let's Paint Tuscany, Italy in 2023!

One Full Week •
JUNE 24th - JULY 1st, 2023

Bring a Friend!

(Two Discounts available until September 1st, 2022.)


We will paint in an ancient medieval castle town, a walled Tuscan
village, a secluded monastery, perched above olive
groves, and alongside gentle rivers. We'll paint majestic views of the Tuscan alps and all around charming hillside villages.

Each painter, will choose on Wednesday, to visit either
Cinque Terra or Lucca for added excitement to the week-long
fun painting adventures!

'How to Design an exciting Painting,
Increase Your Color Courage,
How to Create Drama with Light and Color.
Learn Color Harmony &
How to Use Color Contrasting techniques!'

Here's your chance!

A perfect blend of Art & Adventure

with a delicious Italian immersion into

the creative and epicurian joys of life!

More Info on Tuscany Workshop.




Santa Cruz, California

Collector's Preview Studio Event
• Open Studios 2022!

Collector's Open Preview Studio & Sales Event!

• September 24th, 12-4pm

Studio Location:
1007 Lewis Circle,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062



Open Studios! - My Two Weekends

• October 8th-9th, Saturday & Sunday
• October 15th-16th, Saturday & Sunday

from 10am - 5pm


Studio Location:
1007 Lewis Circle,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Open Studios is
Produced by the Arts Council
of Santa Cruz County

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