Sunday, March 27, 2016

Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational

 The 10th Annual Borrego Springs Plein Air Painting Invitational was wonderful, the desert was glorious this Spring!  15 artists painted the small town of Borrego Springs, and it's surrounding desert which is the largest State Park in the United States! Many of the artists stayed with "host families", who graciously shared their homes, and even helped us with locating some iconic and in some cases hard to find locations to paint.  At the end of the week, the Borrego Art Institute showcased over 100 brand new plein air paintings!  Pictured here are most of the paintings I produced. When the show is over, (March 31st) I'll post my remaining (unsold) paintings on my website for sale.  If you get a chance to visit the desert before the end of the week, you are in for a treat! The Borrego Art Institute is a beautiful state of the art building in the center of town, at Christmas Circle.  Here's the link to their website

"Air Plein" 11" x 14" oil on linen, and awarded an Honorable Mention Ribbon by Juror Shannon O'Dunn

"Borrego Romance" 9" x 12" oil on linen panel

"Carlee's" 8" x 8" oil on linen panel

"Early Borrego"  8" x 10" oil on linen panel

"Ocotillo Garden" 12" x 12" oil on linen panel

"Ruby Red"  11" x 14" oil on linen panel

"Second Chance" 9" x 12" oil on linen panel

"Welcome Oasis"  11" x 14" oil on linen panel

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

California Art Club 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

I am deeply honored that The California Art Club has invited me to display among other distinguished painters at the 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition.

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California  90027

Exhibition Dates: April 3-April 24, 2016
Museum Hours: 
Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Closed Monday

Artists' Gala Reception:
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6:00pm

"Drawing Buddies" is 8" x 10", and depicts three of my young drawing students.  I've enjoyed teaching an after school enrichment program now for several years, and have been continually impressed with and inspired by the freshness and creativity of the children.  I hoped to convey their childlike approach to drawing, with eagerness and determination in each of their faces.  Drawing can be such a stimulating and rewarding activity, and one that I like to share and encourage in children.