Showcase at Lafond Winery

September 9, 2014
Showcase at Lafond Winery   Santa Rita Hills | 9×12 inches | Oil on Canvas Santa Barbara wine country’s Santa Rita Hills is the home of Lafond Winery. This is a view from the patio outside of their tasting room. I am very excited to announce this event. Lafond Winery is not only our

Rue Mouffetard: The Story Behind the Art

November 21, 2013
Rue Mouffetard: the story behind the painting Rue Mouffetard  |  16×20 inches  |  Oil on Canvas • Ah Paris! It has been a few years since we have been in Paris but the memories of the beautiful city are intoxicating. Rue Mouffetard is an area of Paris’ Left Bank not far from Notre

Three Paintings in Richard Schmid Auction to Help Firefighters

August 8, 2013
Clementine | 8×10 inches – Oil on Canvas Panel I am very happy to announce that three of my paintings were selected for the 18th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction. Selected by Richard Schmid’s daughter, Molly Schmid, the painting join works from many nationally acclaimed

The Adventurers: The Story Behind the Painting

May 22, 2013
The Adventurers: The Story Behind the Painting The Adventurers  |  15×10 inches  |  Oil of Canvas My nephews on Flathead Lake, Montana. Life does not get much better than being lost in the moment in God’s country. The Adventurers is my salute to my first art hero, Winslow Homer. His

White Mums – Part 2

May 14, 2013
The mums are coming along just fine. After the initial block in and color lift I contoured the vase a bit and worked on the flower pedals. And bottom row the blossoms have become quite yellow. That is all part of the plan. That under painting, along with the in red in the shadows under them

White Mums – Part 1

May 6, 2013
  White Mums features a blue and white vase with white chrysanthemums (of course). Unlike most of the flowers I use, these were not from our garden but store bought from a charming little flower store inside a local super market, ha. I love the way light plays with the surfaces, especially the

The Beautiful Blend of Wine and Art

February 22, 2013
The Beautiful Blend of Wine and Art Gardenia and Merlot  | 9×12 inches  | Oil on Canvas Panel • Wine is part of my ritual when I paint in the afternoons and evenings. A single glass will last me for hours. It is the mood that the music and wine creates that I love. It makes me feel

Velasquez and Burne Jones

May 22, 2012
Velasquez and Burn Jones 24×30 inches Oil on Canvas   I am excited to share this new paintings with you. Velasquez and Burne Jones was painted for the prestigious art show, Artists for the New Century. The artists for this invitational show were nominated by the editors of American Art

I Love M. Graham Oil Paints

May 11, 2011
I Love M. Graham Oil Paints I have been oil painting on and off for nearly four decades and have never been happier than when I paint with M. Graham & Co. walnut oil based paints. Over the past two years I have tried nearly every high-priced professional art oils on the market and I keep coming

NOVOREALISM: The Realist Revolution

April 7, 2010
For the past few years a revolution of new realism in art has gained momentum. Now it has a name -

M Gallery Opening

March 10, 2010
An estimated 600 art lovers visited M Gallery of Fine Art, Sarasota, FL, for the opening of my and Sadie Valeri‘s (pictured, left) still life painting shows. The culmination of months of painting and preparation, the event was fantastic. The food, wine and conversations – and sales

The Meyer Lemon

February 22, 2010
Meyer lemon straight from our garden  Meyer Lemon | 12x 16 inches | Oil on Linen on Birch Panel • The Meyer Lemon is not like your normal store-bought lemon. Its skin is not as yellow. They are closer to gold but not quite orange. Their juice is sweet with a hint of orange through the tartness.