A New Year, 2015

Breaking Waves (Rompiendo las Olas), 11 x 14


I begin this new year with a renewed commitment to post more frequently about my art work and upcoming activities.  I look forward to your feedback and connection.  This is a new blog located within my website and is not connected to my previous blog posts.

I am very excited that travel is in my future.  New subject matter is sure to make its way into my paintings.   If you haven’t already noticed, my website includes a new gallery called ‘By the Sea’.  It includes recent paintings from a trip to Costa Rica amongst other places I have been.  More images will be added soon, I am returning this spring to Costa Rica!  The painting above is from my favorite beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

I wish the very best to all in the upcoming year.  May inspiration and creativity be present for you each and every day!


Whoa! Already Half Way Through The Year

It’s already the 24th, and this is my first post for July!  For those of you that don’t know me, I said Hasta Luego to my 9 to 5 some time ago.  Since that time, my concept of time has changed from knowing the date, time, month and year and exactly how many miles my car was getting per gallon on my commute from Heber to Salt Lake; to, I’d better write that down.

I started the year by spending the winter in Costa Rica.  It was fabulous!  Talk about off the grid….I embraced it wholeheartedly.  We had several families and friends spend their vacation in our house and a successful Creative and Spiritual Retreat.  We are planning another spring-time retreat and will have details soon.

Tranquillo, 7 x 14
Tranquillo, 7 x 14

Costa Rica offered some studio time.

Firey Sky
Firey Sky, 12 x 20

Now is time for plein air painting.  Here are some new pieces.

Red Cliffs, 8 x 16
Red Cliffs, 8 x 16
Edge of Town, 6 x 12
Edge of Town, 6 x 12

I am preparing to participate in a new event; The 2016 Celebration of the Arts.  A fundraiser to benefit the Kimball Art Center held at the Red Cliff Ranch, 9485 Lake Creek Road, Heber, UT   If you are in the Heber Valley, July 30 and 31, please stop by.

Click here for more details.

I look forward to painting in Spring City during their Plein Air Event this year, September 3rd.  (This piece was from a previous year.)

Old Gathering Place, 8 x 10
Old Gathering Place, 8 x 10

I hope to see you soon!


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“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”

-J.M. Barrie