It is my pleasure to be one of the original members of Art On Broadway Gallery, founded in 2010.
Inspired by the grandeur of Northwest landscapes I have a particular interest in painting en plein air, a French term meaning in the outdoors, to express the effects of light and atmosphere on the scene.
Vibrant color and strong design are hallmarks of my work developed during a 30-year career as an illustrator and graphic designer. When using soft pastel sticks, powdered pigments from the earth recompressed to fit my hand, I make my marks on the dry surface of sandpaper; or, when oil paints are my medium, I apply their luscious colors to canvas or panel to record my impressions of our natural world.
As I often paint in and around the Portland area, you may spot me working at my easel. Feel free to stop and talk to me or ask questions. I’d be delighted to show you how a painting comes together.