The amazing staff over at American Bungalow magazine gave me such a beautiful write-up for one of my recent paintings, Glowing Monterey Shore! I am spotlighted in the New and Noteworthy section. I really appreciate the kind words about my work. Make sure to check out their newest issue, Spring 2018 on store shelves now.
A couple recently ordered one of my custom framed 42"x18" XXL prints of Glowing Monterey Shore. It is a large print! Tawndi, at Craftsman Revival in Solana Beach, is displaying the recently framed image to give everyone a sense of its impressive scale. The approximate outside dimension is 50" wide x 28" high. These extra extra large prints are presently only available at select stores.
Growing up in California, Monterey is one of my favorite California locations. Living in northern California, we spent most of our family vacation time going to our cabin in the Lake Tahoe area. But during an encounter on a flight to Hawaii as a young child, I met an older couple from Monterey with whom I fell instantly in love. That chance meeting grew into a deep and lasting friendship. As I grew older, I would drive down with family or friends to spend time with them and enjoy the amazing beauty that I discovered during my visits to the area. This quickly became one of my go to destinations.
Presenting my newest painting, Glowing Monterey Shore! My newest illustration is available in a beautifully framed horizontal presentation. Monterey continues to be one of my favorite California coastal locations and thus one of my favorite areas to represent. Check the nearest dealer and this website for availability of these beautifully framed giclées.
I am so pleased to inform you that I have just completed my newest illustration, Glowing Monterey Shore. This painting has taken a lot longer to complete than I had originally intended, but I believe the result is well worth the wait. Now that it is finished, it is time to photograph my painting so that I can create the prints. I am ready to clean up all the palettes and brushes that I have been using, and I went through quite a few brushes on this one. My latest illustration will be available for purchase very soon. Check my store to see the availability.
It has been an extremely busy time for me with a lot going on, which has caused my latest painting to take more time than usual to complete. However, I believe it will be well worth the wait. I am very happy to announce that I am only about a week away from finishing the painting on my newest illustration. Growing up in California, Monterey is one of my favorite California locations, and this painting may be my favorite painting to date. My newest painting...Glowing Monterey Shore will arrive in a horizontal format, the same dimensions as Radiant Yosemite Valley.
“My wife saw the Seaside Monterey Cypress painting and loved it! We hung it in a prominent location in our house above our fireplace. At night, with the painting illuminated, it feels like I'm in a resort in Carmel, California!”
- Rod R., customer
Thank you for sharing a photo of my art work so prominently displayed in your home.
They spent their honeymoon in Carmel and so my painting helps to remind them of their special time together in those early days. I am grateful to help contribute to the rekindling of their memories. It is truly rewarding to see others enjoying the work that I have poured my heart into creating.
After choosing the regions, I also decided to focus on my favorite trees. I chose to start with the ocean and the Monterey Cypress for the first painting. I had an aunt and uncle who lived in Pebble Beach, close to the 17 Mile Drive. I loved to travel around photographing that region during various weather conditions and times of day and was fascinated by the unique shapes of each tree arching out, windswept by the ocean breeze. I wanted to include iconic elements like the Lone Cypress but not focus on them. Instead, I wanted it to be more about the overall look of the regional location. In creating these paintings in the Arts & Crafts woodcut style, I did not want them to end up looking flat. I chose to paint them in a way that gave them depth by slightly changing the technique as the elements move back in space.