Painting a World of Color


   Plein Air and Studio Paintings featuring scenes of California, France, Italy, Montana and Wyoming:

Influenced by the Early California Impressionists:  Sam Hyde Harris, Hanson Puthuff, Edgar Payne, William Went, and John Gamble.  Contemporary Artists:  Margot Lennartz, Karl Dempwolf, Martha Saudek, Arthur Egeli, and Wei Lo, Tim Tien and Frank Serrano.

My painting career began with art classes in life drawing at Barnsdall Art Center.  Over the past 32 years my love of art has included painting in watercolor, acrylic and oils.  Currently I paint primarily in oils, often out of doors where I select the elements of a captivating scene that best express the mood I want to convey.  I must work quickly to capture the ever changing light effects.  It is this highly creative process that I find most rewarding and challenging.  I often use my plein air work as studies for larger oil paintings done in my studio.  I also use flowers from my garden and objects from my collection of family treasures to create sensitive still life paintings. 

Memberships and Distinctions:

Descanso Gardens Art Gallery

California Art Club

Artist of the Year 1997-1998, Verdugo Hills Art Association

President 1995-1997, Verdugo Hills Art Association

Commissioned to paint original oil painting for Mayor of La Canada, 2007

Selected and Juried Exhibits:

Descanso Gardens Solo Exhibit at Heritage Art Gallery, April-May 2011, 2014

Descanso Gardens Featured Artist exhibits, 1999-2011, 2014

Galeria Gitana, San Fernando at 100,  Jan. 2011

Segil Fine Gallery Shows, 2005- 2011

Circle of Care, 2010, 2011

Ryman Arts, 2010. 2011

Gale’s Restuarant, 2008-2010

Galeria Gitana, Urban Landscapes, Group Shows, 2009, 2010, 2011

Segil Fine Art Holiday Red Ribbon Juried Exhibit, December, 2009

Descanso Gardens Featured Artist Holiday Group Exhibit, December 2009

Art Exhibit Gale’s Restaurant, June, 2009

Dreams on Canvas-juried event May 2008, 2009

Featured Artist in Descanso Rose Garden Plein Air event -April 2009, 2010, 2011

Segil Fine Art Spring Show-April 2009

Mach 1 juried group exhibit, May 2009

Jose Vera Fine Art and Antiques 3-person Southern California Plein Air Exhibit Oct.-Dec. 2008

Gale’s Restaurant. Solo exhibit, August-September, 2008

Featured Artist in Descanso Gardens Art Gallery 1999-2009-Recent exhibit March 6-April 2, 2009

Featured Artist in Descanso Gardens Art Gallery at the Market Place-Showcase House, 2007

Featured Artist in First Annual “Art Along the Trails”, benefit for preservation of local open spaces, La Canada, CA, 2007

Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia, Solo Exhibit 2005, 2008

Lanterman House, La Canada, Group Exhibit 2004

Henley Gallery, Chapman University: Solo 2002

Ebell Club of Los Angeles: Solo 2002

Penelope's Gallery, Books and Cafe, La Canada: Solo 2001

La Canada Library: 2000, 2002

Pasadena Presbyterian Church Annual Spring Show: 1999-2002

San Gabriel Fine Arts Gallery: 1996-2001

Verdugo Hills Art Exhibits


Cover art for Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Represented by:

Descanso Gardens Heritage Art Gallery, La Canada, CA

Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA

United Wood Craftsmen Gallery, Big Bear Lake, CA

Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia, CA

Fedde’s Fine Furniture, Pasadena


U.C.L.A., Bachelor of Arts

University of La Verne, Masters of Education

Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles

California Art Institute, Westlake

BMAI, Montrose

LA Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles


Wei Lo

Alfred Tse

Nathan Fowkes

Frank Serrano

David Gallup

Martha Saudek

Karl Dempwolf

Margot Lennartz

Arthur Egeli

Linda Doll

Vic Riseau