The feel of a palette knife in my hand

~ spreading oil paint like butter ~

70% manipulation / 30% magic.

This is what I love as I celebrate the beauty of creation in both landscapes and portraits. The sculptural, full body action of large-scale knife-work makes me come alive.

It is a privilege to live in the diverse and inspirational landscape of Northern California, where I can drive 2-10 miles in any direction and set up an easel. 

I am by nature an artist and a teacher, embracing the practice of being a learner.  Art has always been part of my life in some way or another, and I love communicating that creativity with a canvas or a classroom.