I am an artist inspired by the open spaces and the shorelines of the Bay Area or places where I travel. I make realist paintings, mostly landscapes, in plein-air with oil or watercolor. Lately, I’ve painted a series of seascapes with oil. When outside, I sketch the scenery with pencil and/or watercolor and, when possible, I paint plein-air. I also take photos. I then use this material in my studio to recreate the vision I had and finish the painting.
For me painting a landscape is representing in two dimensions an instant view of a place where earth, sea, sky and light are constantly changing. I choose to paint only the peaceful side of landscapes, outside of the frenzy of contemporary life and human conflicts. When seeing my paintings, I would like my audience to pause and feel a sense of natural beauty and serenity.