I am a Northern California Impressionist who paints primarily landscapes in plein air. Growing up in Sonoma County, I was raised in one of nature's most beautiful rural surroundings, greatly influencing the attraction I have for nature.
Nature is always in a state of change. The landscape will experience many transformations in the span of one day, and this is the challenge I have as a plein air artist. I was skillfully trained in the Hawthorne/ Hensche colorist tradition by artist Camille Przewodek, to see the colors that are made by the constant shifting of light on my subject. I continue to study by closely observing nature and translating onto canvas those places that inspire me to paint.
I also paint larger paintings in my studio from my smaller plein air studies.
I am most excited about what I am going to create next, pushing myself foreword in the studio or on location seeking that elusive perfect artistic expression.
Most recent Exhibitions:
2016_ Mendocino Plein Air Competition__1st Place Oil Painting Award
2016_Gallery One Group Show, Petaluma Ca.
2014_2015_2016 Participating member of Sonoma County Art Trails, Group Show, Sebastopol, Ca.
2014_2015_2016 Sonoma County Art Trails Open Studio_ Barretta Fine Art
2014_2015_2016 My Daughter the Framer, Group Show, Santa Rosa, Ca.
2014 Mendocino Plein Air Competition__ Honorable Mention Award
2013 Group show of plein air painters at Chateau St. Jean Winery in Kenwood, California
2013 Mendocino Plein Air Competition__ 2nd Place Award
2013 Calistoga Plein Air Competition