The Tiffany Cypress

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I painted this piece about 7 years ago but, upon reviewing it recently, decided it needed a more theatrical lighting effect. Specifically, I wanted warm light emanating from behind the cypress tree, creating a stained glass lamp warmth and beauty. … Continued

River Dreams

Here is my latest painting and frame.  Chris and I worked together on this frame.  It’s based on a design from a master wood worker from Seattle.  It was not easy squaring it up and the finish details took quite … Continued

Reliving a great October memory

I sketched this on location at a remote creek during an October backpacking trip.   Painting this in the studio was a great way to relive the experience.  Fantastic weather, great fishing and the most wonderful solitude for creating art.   A … Continued

My latest small painting….

Here is my latest small painting.  It is derived from my experiences far in the backcountry of  the central Sierras here in California.  This was sketched on a calm evening the night before the wind went crazy and set fire … Continued

River Life

This new painting is titled “River Life”.   It means two things in this case.  One, life on the river in spring, especially during the American shad fishing season is way beyond beautiful, and so much fun.   Also, the … Continued

“Trees of the Western Wind”

Here is another painting depicting a favorite subject, Monterey cypress trees, and inspired by a favorite painter, Arthur Matthews. This painting now resides in a beautiful craftsman home in San Francisco. READ MORE

“The Hills of Serenity”

This is the only painting on my website currently available, as of December 15, 2022. A favorite subject framed in beautiful quartersawn oak and American black walnut. It is exhibited at Christopher Queen... READ MORE

A Tribute to Arthur Matthews

Here is a recent piece honoring a favorite painter from the early part of the last century. He was prominent during the early craftsman period in San Francisco as an instructor, painter, woodworker... READ MORE

Morning Light on the River

This new work is titled “Heron Flight”. It is painted largely from memory. I enjoy obsessing over a specific subject matter, in this case river scenes, to the point that I can imagine... READ MORE

My Latest Larger Work

Here is my latest piece, inspired largely by our daily dog walks in the forest behind our house. Chris framed this piece is American black walnut and maple with Kokomo stained glass accents.... READ MORE