Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tending the Garden at Blake House, Kensington

Pleased to have my painting, "Tending the Garden at Blake House, Kensington," selected to be included in the Bay Area Life 2018 show at Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, California, May 12- June 23, 2018.
Juror, Emma Acker, is the Associate Curator of American Art for the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.

 Blake House, in Kensington, California, is a University of California property that includes the Blake Garden, which is managed as a teaching facility by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The garden is a regional resource that is open to the public on weekdays and known for its outstanding collection of plants assembled by the Blake family between 1922 and 1962 and augmented by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning since its acquisition in 1957.
A friend and I painted here not long ago, and I took photos of these women tending to the lush plantings in the garden. Recently, I created this watercolor impression of the garden and the ladies, using the photos for reference.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


18" x 24"

Available now through Ugallery

I call this painting "Splendor" because it is an impressionistic view of the kind of garden that delights me, all full and overflowing with gorgeous blooms and complementary colors.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pleasing to the Palette, Juried Exhibition

I am pleased and honored to have my work included in this exhibit, juried by Maria Medua, Director of SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Two of my recent paintings will be in the show:

14" x 20"

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Marin Magazine Reception at Town Center, Corte Madera

Marin Magazine editors, Dan Jewett and Mimi Towle, presenting framed cover mock up at lovely reception for Open Studios in Corte Madera, CA

Friday, April 21, 2017

Marin Magazine Cover Contest

Beach Day at Bolinas
Watercolor 15" x 11" 
I'm very honored and pleased that this painting, which is one of my personal favorites, was chosen as one of 12 finalists in the Marin Magazine Cover Contest for the May 2017 issue. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017


24 x 18
On display, and available now at Valley Art Gallery
Here is a garden scene that I put together from photos I took while visiting Charleston, South Carolina. I hope the painting will remind the viewer of the amazing beauty of peacocks, and of southern gardens dripping with Spanish moss, and all of it gloriously alive.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spring Greens

This original 14" x 20" watercolor painting  is currently available for purchase through Ugallery. I was surprised to see that it has been used recently as the subject of an epuzzle at Jigidi online.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Portfolio 16F, Valley Art Gallery

Together at the Beach
21 x 25 framed size

Treasures of Castle Rock
20 x 26 framed size

Nasturtiums Overlooking Fort Point
18 x 22 framed size

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Growing Things

14 x 20
SOLD through Ugallery 
This scene is my interpretation of the Mangini farm in Pleasant Hill, CA.
It is painted with transparent watercolors on paper that has first been prepared with a coat of gesso. I like the somewhat slick surface produced by this method.