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GOOD LIFE

I have no artistic angst. I do believe, however that art should be an uplifting and moving experience for both the painter and the viewer. 15 years ago, I began to paint all that I felt was good: Fine Wines, Chilled Martinis, Lush Floral Bouquets, and Elegant Interiors. The opulent life style is a dream that we all can appreciate and strive for.
Interiors         Interiors
My classical training in art started in college where I studied examples of French Impressionism and their interior scenes. From Van Gogh, Gauguin and Bonnard I learned to paint the common view, often overlooked by previously painted subjects. My particular subjects included in an interior are tables, chairs and simple still lifes --- often repeated as a reflection in a mirror hanging on a distant wall. I always place a window in my interiors. So the viewer can "escape" -- I also use the window as a source of glowing light to illuminate the interior. This I borrowed from Vermeer. The shape of the window panes are echoed in the ladder-back chairs or the checkerboard design on the floor. Today, my favorite interior paintings are influenced by Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney.
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Florals         Florals
I have always enjoyed picking and gathering wild flowers. Growing up on a small farm, I recall gathering bouquets of colorful weeds dandelions for my Mother on Mothers Day. Today, the visual beauty that I find in a vase of flowers excites me to capture those childhood memories. And now, I sow wild indiginous flower seeds in our farm fields but race ahead of the deer for a few handfulls of flowers.
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Still Life         Still Life
My first painting lesson was a still life set up in my Freshman year in art college. Nothing moved. I quickly learned to see color, shapes and shadows. These art classes taught me how to see and how to capture it with paint. Now I live in the middle of 52 wineries, so of course the color and shapes of glass bottles and tumblers excite me still. Annually I am involved in the Central Coast Wine Classic and the San Luis Obispo County Vintners Association in providing images for their fundraisers.
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