I have been living and painting professionally in San Francisco for the past 38 years. I received the gift of painting from my mother, who went to an art high school and set up her studio in the basement of our home where I grew up. I did my first oil painting at age 13; I remember it was a robin's nest of 4 beautiful turquoise eggs. Since then I have gone on to obtain my BA degree in Fine Arts from the Ohio State University (1969).
I have always strived to paint as real to life as life itself. This is simply achieved by accurately depicting 3 things: color, tone, and form.
I find my inspiration in nature and in particular am fascinated by the constantly changing beauty of the sky. Observing and then attempting to understand how I can recreate on canvas what "Spirit" has created all around me is my constant goal as a painter.
"Springtime in Marin" 20"x 24"