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I am pleased to have over 400 paintings in collections throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.
 
Awards & Recognition - Partial list: 1996 to present. Winner - Best in Show, “Best Friends Walking.” Juried Shows - Santa Cruz Art League Statewide, Pacific Grove Center Juried Show, Spirit Gallery, Monterey Museum of Art, Triton Museum, and California Art Club.
 

Artist painting Ellen Sanders, Lead cellist Santa Cruz Symphony
Galleries: Monterey Cannery Row, Capitola. Please contact me if interested.
 
I began painting 20 years ago; it is my passion. I paint outdoors every week and produce miniatures. Typically, 5 x 7” to 11 x 14”. I do studio paintings from photos and use the miniatures for reference. I do these locally in California, also while traveling especially in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. I paint outdoors (plein air) weekly in the Monterey Bay area and California and during my travels. Most of my small paintings are plein air. I travel to countries that present a background of marvelous architecture and scenery plus the added attraction of wonderfully friendly, attractive people in native costume. I am now combining portraiture with subjects photographed or sketched while traveling. Many of my landscapes are miniatures done plein air (on site) although I work large, so far up to 4’ x 5’. I do a limited number of commission portraits as well as large figurative and landscape paintings, street, and interior scenes. I donate paintings for fund raising for the Santa Cruz Symphony and others.
 
I have studied with many fabulous artists without whom I would never have been able to accomplish and learn what I have. Those teachers and mentors include but are not limited to: Brian Blood, Gill Dillinger, Ned Mueller, Brad Roberts, Mark Farina and many others.
 
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