I'm a full-time oil painter living in the North Bay. Can be painting vineyards in Napa within 30 minutes of leaving my home or paint within walking distance of where I live on Mare Island. Impressionist Plein Air painting is my passion.
I take time to like and comment on social media with other
artists' paintings. I believe it is important to engage in this manner
and it's good karma. This week I posted a new studio painting from
Camden, Maine. My mentor, C.W. Mundy said this about my painting, " Hey
man Killer piece! Looks like the old pros! The definition of this is
"High Art"! Nice color and paint manipulation!" When someone I admire so
deeply for their expertise makes a comment like this, it reaffirms I'm
on the right track with my career and chosen profession.
The Christian Daniels Gallery
is an American contemporary realism gallery centrally located in the
Nob Hill district of San Francisco. They focus on a select group of
artists as they advance their careers through gallery representation and
exhibition. I’m proud to now be represented by Christian Daniels Gallery.
While thinking about holiday cards, I decided to create my own with an
original oil painting. Thanks to Shutterfly, it came together nicely. I
found the stuffed Santa's Helper toy at the local Michael's and added a
few ornaments from the Christmas tree. I hope this 16 x 16 oil painting
puts a smile on your face the way it did while I was painting it.