As a landscape painter from Southern California I capture light and the constantly changing environment. I paint the regions of Southern California that were developed in the 1920s and 1930s. These neighborhoods tend to have diverse styles of homes and well-established landscaping and trees. At the same time they are constantly changing and disappearing; often to be replaced with buildings that have no consideration for proportion and the surrounding environment. I started painting in Echo Park when there wasn’t even a coffeehouse, now whole swaths of California bungalows and Spanish style houses and apartments have been replaced with giant condos and apartments. I try to capture these places with paint. I focus on light, color, rhythm and patterns of buildings and foliage to evoke the rapidly disappearing neighborhoods. By documenting places on the brink of change I try to evoke in light, color and texture a moment in time.
I have had exhibitions in Cobleskill, New York; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; CSU Dominguez Hills; the Long Beach Museum of Art, Downey Museum of Art and the Pasadena Historical Museum.
These paintings document the fleeting landscapes of Southern California. They allow me to express my feelings with the color and brushstrokes.