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.
I recently returned from a relaxing and productive trip to explore the breathtaking beauty of the garden isle of Kauai. Every time I visit, I find new areas to explore and inspire creativity. After this latest visit, I have several images that I am thinking of laying out for future paintings. Having arrived home, I spent the past three days painting non-stop to complete my latest painting, Stunning Liberty Cap, set in the equally beautiful and captivating setting of the Yosemite Valley. I hope to have it photographed, printed and ready for shipping some time next week. Check back soon to see the finished painting!
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.
On my way to San Diego for an educational art convention, I decided to stop by Craftsman Revival in Solana Beach, a store I had spotted on a previous trip. I was looking for a side table to purchase for my living room. After walking around the store for awhile and seeing how amazingly it was decorated, I casually inquired about the prospect of their consideration of other artists’ work. I received an excited response from the owner to photos of my work that I had on my cell phone. To launch this new adventure, he suggested I design an image for the San Diego area. I spent a lot of time choosing the specific area and looking around for the perfect tree with character and the ideal backdrop of the California coast. The entire effort was well worth my time. From this initial inquiry, we developed a great friendship and exceeded our initial expectations with the success and enthusiastic reaction to my work.
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.