Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fairmont Hotel Views detail

here's a closeup of Fairmont_#3

Fairmont Hotel Views

These were shot and processed with Ocean Quigley's help, using his time tested method, which is either already on his site or will be at some point here on mine :)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A recent 18 x 24 painting of the beautiful Fox Theater building in downtown Oakland. Done on an early morning, right after dropping my daughter off to school there!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Point Lobos, Gibson's Beach

I like this one in a nice Holton's frame,
bought during their clearance sale recently for a bargain of 260 dollars
at 8x10 inches.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wright's Beach Bodega Bay

Last sun before fog on the breaking waves

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mott Street Morning

This was painted in the studio from sketches done on a recent trip to NY.
Chinatown in the morning, as the light just started to make its way down into the canyons
of the streets.

Monday, July 28, 2014

NY East Village

A painting of one of my all time favorite classic pizza joints, John's on Bleecker street. NO SLICES  

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saugerties N.Y. in October

This was painted years ago in the fall in NY, but recently repainted again from the old painting as reference.

Roxie Theater S.F.

Still kicking last I checked, but repainted to be all blue. This was painted 2 years or so ago, but i recently repainted over it again. I really like the spooky quality to the lighting.

Shore Birds at Point Lobos

A quick 2 hour study, painted about 5 months ago at Point Lobos. 


I painted this last year but recently found a frame I like for it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Dahlias in green ceramic vase


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jail Birds at Alcatraz

Painted this from photos and a sketch done on a recent night tour on Alcatraz with heavy fog and jail birds.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Hydrangeas from the yard, a great native plant to the area; requires little water.

I had this old frame I found at a flea market in NY 10 years ago.
Nice contrast of the flower's pink and the dark frame, but it feels a bit cramped.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

China Cove Southern View

Large Studio painting done from smaller onsite study

8 x 16 inch onsite painting

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Yosemite ; Merced River

A larger on site painting:16 x 20
This one took two 2 hour sessions
on consecutive days to finish up.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Yosemite; El Capitan

Some quick one hour studies.
The weather has been really warm,
60 degrees, so pretty comfortable for painting outside
Here's one of El Capitan

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Willy's Barber Shop in Oakland

I see this place occasionally on my bike ride to work.
I painted this 8 x 10 of it at dusk, it had a nice warm light interior contrasting with the
cooler colors of the evening.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pfeiffer Beach

Framed painting of sunset at Pfeiffer Beach from 2011

Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Palenville NY , June 2013

Done at the art walk in the historic Hudson Valley town of Palenville 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fall Colors

Upstate New York
November 2012
16 x 20 inches, oil on linen panel

 Another recent painting from sketches done in New York last Year.
Love the water, reflections and smokey fall colors.

Kaaterskill Falls in Early Winter

Kaaterskill Falls, Hunter New York
November 2012
20 x 16 , oil on linen panel

This was painted as a study last year in October when visiting New York, Then repainted in the studio recently this year, much looser this time..
Kaaterskill Falls is a favorite plein air subject.

Yosemite Rushing Water

24 x 20 inches, oil on linen panel
November 2012
Vernal Falls, Yosemite Park, California
 I painted this recently off of some old small study paintings I did while in Yosemite a few years back in the winter.Waterfalls are a new interest to paint.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Inspiration View

Inspiration Point, Tilden Park, California
November 2009
8 x 16 inches, Oil on linen panel
This was painted from Inspiration Point in Tilden Park, perhaps 3 or more years ago.
I really liked the way the long, late afternoon shadows were contrasting against the water, Mt. Diablo is in the distance.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Morro Bay afternoon

San Luis Obisbo , California
April 2010
6 x 8 inches, oil on linen panel

Morro rock painted later in the day

Morro Bay early Morning

San Luis Obisbo , California
April 2010
6 x 8 inches, oil on linen panel
A quick study done a few years back. I liked the quality of the early morning light and the reflections in the water. Morro Rock? is probably the most dominant land feature in the area. I was here all day at the beach and painted it later in the day as well when it was more backlit.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rockaway Beach Waves

Rockaway Beach, Pacifica, California
October 2012
20 x 24 inches, oil on linen panel

I painted this a few weekends ago at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica.
It was 80's on the coast and really clear. The wind was mild but the waves were enormous.
Surfer's paradise.
I've been really interested in capturing the waves in action, and this beach is a great location to do that, as its easy to get to and pretty uncrowded. It also has some really nice rock formations and great looking breaking surf.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Diablo Early Morning Shadows

Mount Diablo, California
October 2011
8 x 16 inches, oil on linen panel

I painted this while camping overnight with the kids' school in Mount Diablo State Park last year.
I woke up early in the morning to catch some really dramatic light on a clear day.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Afternoon Light

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park 
September, 2012
8 x 16 inches, oil on linen panel

 Another view of this awesome park. I managed to paint this just before sunset at the park. The park were was unusually quiet and there was almost no one on the trail.
I kind of want to do larger paintings of each half of this study, each half deserving its own space and composition.

Point Lobos Surf

Point Lobos S.P., California
April 2010
8 x 16 inches, oil on linen panel

Another study of those beautiful Point Lobos rocks and surf in the sunlight. This was painted a few years back but recently has seen the light of day again in my studio.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Winter Surf

Big Sur, California
January 2012
8 x 16 inches, oil on linen panel

I found this older painting recently and reworked the waves and rock colors. I really like the motion of the water and the sense of light.

View From TreeBones

Big Sur, California
August 2012
6 x 8 inches, oil on linen panel

A quick study done while staying at The Treebones Resort
in Big Sur this August.
I found a great spot just on the edge of the bluffs near our yurt. The rock and pine tree set against the vast background mountains made this painting really interesting.
I want to develop this one further and give more space to the tree and rock to breathe, as well as show more of the water.

Point Lobos Rocks

Point Lobos S.P. Carmel, California
September 2011
8 x 16 inches, oil on linen panel

A study done on location pretty quickly in the afternoon.
This view of the sunlit rocks and kelp on the water surface was really interesting.
Bird Island seen in the center background.

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I currently work as an Art Director for Maxis, a division of Electronic Arts, in Emeryville, California. I've worked for game companies most of my career and love the pace and special challenges of product development. I graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1995, with a B. S. in Transportation Design. Before that I attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York majoring in Industrial Design.