Summer work 2022
On Salmon Lake – oil on canvas 16×20″
Yuba River – oil in canvas 24×30″
This site is a portfolio of artwork I have done in the past year. They are oil paintings made on location and completed in-studio. They were started during a period of time that ranged from social lockdown and quarantine to the current tier that has allowed businesses to reopen and public to gather in small groups. The Pandemic has created a climate in which everyone has been forced to look inward. The conditions of this past year have inspired me to be more focused on what is nearby. As an artist, I started to work from life again, observing my immediate surroundings more closely with greater appreciation for the newly discovered beauty around me. Working from life is inevitably impressionistic. Light and colors are fleeting and details are best left to the viewer to determine. As a painter, my work attempts to capture the temporal moments of the day, the unique light around the Bay Area and the intensity of colors in the natural and urban landscape.
All of the paintings here are based on locations that are within a square mile of my home. Although I live in an urban environment, I’m fortunate to have access to natural spaces nearby. These have been an important respite from the city, especially during the pandemic. Click to view full image.