Over the years I've painted in many different styles - they flowed from one to the other - abstracts becoming organic, becoming landscapes, becoming abstracts again and now representational.
Landscapes, River Scenes, Sunsets and The Magnolia Plantation Paintings inspired by the countryside in Sonoma County, CA and more recently The Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC.
Abstracts Influenced by the images, colors and feelings of nature.
Representational & Fantasyť - paintings from 2009 where images from a variety of sources are assembled to create dramatic compositions that weave fantasy and reality together with color being a dominant factor.
In the Equestrian Seriesť I am trying to convey the joy, the excitement, the pageantry of riding horses. I have always loved horses but never had more than a few opportunities years ago to experience the feeling of freedom and excitement when riding these beautiful animals. The backgrounds are painted first, then subsequent layers are added using tape to mask silhouetted figures which are streaked with different colors showing movement. The final figures are painted last and rendered more realistically.
COMMISSIONS, CORPORATE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS British Airways, Concord Lounge, Bermuda & First Class Lounge, Houston, TX Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Buena Vista, FL North Island Credit Union, San Diego, CA Big Horn Country Club, Palm Desert, CA The Marriott Hotel, Coronado, CA Deloitte & Touche, San Diego, CA Sandpiper Technologies, Inc. Manteca, CA Schurter Inc. Santa Rosa, CA Opera Plaza, San Francisco, CA Steppin' Out Magazine, Fort Bragg, CA Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, CA Beyers Costin, Santa Rosa, CA Agilent Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg, CA Price Family, San Diego, CA and many private collections EXHIBITIONS 2011 Wells Gallery, Charleston and Kiawah Island, SC 2009/10/11 Finely Lara’s, Healdsburg, CA 2009 Art off the Square, Sonoma, CA 2008/09 Ethos Gallery, Northstar Tahoe Resort 2008 Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Santa Rosa, CA 2006 Anderson / Miguel Fine Art, Healdsburg, CA 2005 "Cross Pollination" Museum of Contemporary Art, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA 2001/2/3/4 Anne Bradford Gallery, Healdsburg, CA 2001 "9.11" Sonoma County Artists Respond to the Events of Sept. 11, 01, Petaluma Arts Council, Petaluma, CA 2001 Silver Stone Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA "The Direction of Art". Invitational 2004/2000/1999 Next Level Communications, Rohnert Park, CA. 1999 & 1998 Art on the Move, Healdsburg Arts Council Juried Exhibition, Healdsburg, CA 1997 San Diego Museum of Art, Artist's Guild Jury Show. 1996 & 1997 Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA. "Women in Art." 1995 Valerie Miller Fine Art, Group Show. 1995 ASID Designer Showcase House, Rancho Mirage, CA. 1994 San Diego Museum of Art, Artist’s Guild Jury Show, Juror, Katherine Plake Hough, Curator, Palm Springs, Desert Museum. 1994 Lyceum Theater Gallery, Third Annual Juried Exhibition San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild. 1993 Art Collector, San Diego, "Morphological Expressions" Solo 1993 Art Collector, San Diego, Group Show. 1993 The Foster Art Center, San Diego 1992 Art Collector, San Diego, Group Show. 1991 Los Angeles Convention Center, "DECA" Fine Art 1990 Retrospective Gallery, La Jolla, CA , "Mythical Celebrations", Three Artists. 1990 The Foster Art Center, "San Diego Artists", San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. 1989 Cafe Roma, La Jolla, CA Solo Show. 1989 San Diego Museum of Art, Artist’s Guild Open Juried Exhibition, Juror, Lita Albequrque. 1989 Retrospective Gallery, La Jolla, CA. 1988 National Congress of Art & Design, Salt Lake City, Utah, Juror, H. T. Hopkins 1988 Brushworks Gallery, San Diego, Solo. 1987 Gateway Center, NJ, Invitational. 1987 Metro Gallery, San Diego "Southern California Artists".