New Muse: the tidal marshes

After four moves in less than 6 years, I am finally settled in coastal town in New England. For over a year I have spent time daily studying the tidal marshes. Integral to the survival of our oceans and  central to many inland needs and activities, they provide rich material both visually, historically, culturally, and environmentally, This and future posts will be the daily paintings that are the beginnings of my explorations….

Plein Air pastel drawing of the brilliant green of the spring algae.


You are invited.. Monterey Museum of Art Annual Fundraiser 

Valley Oaks 1, oil on canvas on board, 7in x 9in framed - Available by raffle!!

Miniatures Opening Celebration
Wednesday, November 20, 6-8 pm 

Miniatures Artists’ Reception
Friday, December 6, 6:30-8:30

Three hundred artworks donated by California artists and museum members will be on display to raise funds in support of the museum’s programs. 

Select your favorite miniature artwork and place your ticket into the box below the piece you would like to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $30 for a sheet of seven and can be purchased at the Museum store. On January 2, 2014, one ticket will be drawn from each box, and the owner of that ticket will be the lucky winner of the artwork.

Near Santa Fe, New Mexico

Some of my best thinking occurs during hikes in the woods when I am free to reflect and can simply “be.” The mountains surrounding Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico are home to some of my favorite trails. Even on an overcast day, walks among the trees are uplifting. I never tire of the autumn colors that seem to float in every direction creating a visual chaos that I wade through in awe.

Opulent October, oil on paper, 8 x 22

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