High Desert Landscapes
My landscape paintings are inspired by my sojourns into nature near my home in Central Oregon as well as my travels throughout the country. Mother nature provides my sense of awe with an endless supply of subjects as I pause and reflect on the uncaused cause of the bounty of beauty before me.
I find inspiration in the moods of the ever changing light on the world around us. We only have to still the static and engage our senses to appreciate the beauty.
I hope you enjoy your journey through my portfolio of fine art oil paintings. If you are interested in featuring my art, would like to discuss a piece currently for sale, or would like to commission a painting, please feel free to contact me.
My paintings are not just about technique, design and composition, just as writing is not about grammar and spelling. These are just my tools used to express my concept and emotions.
Ode to Blue
Oil. 12 x 12. Sold. This is not a new work, but one of my favorite florals so it’s staying for awhile on my front web page… for your enjoyment.
From a Distance
Just off the easel this 30 x 40, is a recent studio painting done from sketches and a photo from a winter hike along Tumalo Creek below the falls, near the end of the day. I was struck by the warm light on the disant trees. It was a moment of pause when I just needed to be completely still and present.
Still Life Oil Paintings
My Still Life paintings arise from a self-imposed artistic challenge, or a “what if” concept. I start with the concept and then set up the objects that represent the idea. It’s also a time to play and learn.
The oil medium allows me to develop my composition by subtracting and adding paint with a variety of tools and to build the thick textures that I admire from the Russian Impressionists.
Release your individual creativity.
My personalized art classes are energetic and you will be doing a lot of painting as you learn the fundamentals of good composition and design. I stress developing a concept which will open up your creative process, and provide consistency to your painting.
American Impressionists Society
My painting, Carpe Diem, was chosen for the American Impressionist Society’s 2021 National Exhibition and I am honored by their selection!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or gallery inquiries. I will respond to your message within 24 hours.