I paint in oils on canvas, primarily large format landscapes and seascapes that take their inspiration from California’s wild and rugged North Coast. Thanks to its relative isolation, the North Coast is one of those special places that still embodies the mythic West: vast open spaces, austere beauty, and a mercurial Mother Nature.
For me, painting is a meditation on the elemental forces that shape our physical world: weather, tides, tectonics, erosion, bloom and decay. The natural order reigns and humans are largely absent, or perhaps subconsciously kept at bay, with only the occasional cow or sheep wandering onto the scene.
After earning a degree in art history from Swarthmore College, I veered off on a business career that eventually brought me to the Bay Area. I’m now fortunate to live and paint full time on the North Coast. As a board member of the North Coast Artists’ Guild, I hope to help create new opportunities for local artists and raise awareness of the wonderful arts community we have here on the Mendonoma coast.