Born and raised in S.F., I’ve been living in the Tri-Valley for over 30 years. After 25 years, I retired from my career in the mechanical engineering field. Now as an older adult, I have the opportunity to rekindle my first love - art.
Art has given me a new direction in life – a new community of friends and colleagues. I have found this to be mentally stimulating and socially gratifying, sharing my paintings and my outlook on life with others. I have pursued art through formal education at LPC (A.A. in Painting) and by attending workshops and seminars. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in local exhibits, as well as organize them, giving me more exposure to and involvement in the art community.
I am an artist who works with oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, colored pencil and charcoal. Most of my images are composed and painted in my studio, my largest art work being 36” x 48”. My subject matter is usually a still-life, painted in a realistic style, though I have dabbled with abstracts. My paintings are usually created from my photographs and my nude images are created from live models.
Several of my paintings are in private collections in California, Oregon and Arizona. I have been in group exhibits around the Tri-Valley and have been honored with several awards, including Best Watercolor at the 2010 Spring Art Festival sponsored by LAA/PAL. I am currently a member of the PAL art circuit and Chair for the PAL Alviso Adobe Art Show.
It’s been a challenge to merge both my loves - to paint images well and with imagination, and bring to them a hint of logic and ingenuity. I hope I continue this struggle for a long time.
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