•I'm originally from Michigan now living in Northern California halfway between Lake Tahoe and the city of San Francisco. We've landed in the perfect spot near the mountains, near the ocean, and near Napa Valley. I draw a lot of inspiration from time spent at our small cabin on Donner Lake, which is currently being remodeled to include a corner for my easel.


•As a still life photographer my interests have varied. For the past few years shooting stills has pulled my interest towards oil painting still life set ups in my studio. I am enjoying the easel time and want to share my paintings with you. I have always had an insatiable curiosity about trying new ideas, which is one of the reasons I am enjoying the journey with oil paints. I began painting from photography, but quickly realized that the best results were coming from painting from life, from the original set up. And, being a still life photographer, I have become a still life painter. My works showcase a vibrant, classic style. Just as in photography, I chose to most often showcase objects from every day life, often vintage pieces of pottery from my collection. I love the contrast of pairing something old with something “fresh”. This holds great appeal for me.  All of these things connect me with the story I tell, hoping that the viewer makes that connection, as well.


•I paint as a form of expressing shape, color, light and freshness of the things around me. Inspiration comes from the fresh produce at the Farmers Market, a woodsy walk up at the lake, or simply from browsing my collection of still life vessels. And it never hurts to take a morning visiting the local antique markets! I find inspiration around every corner, enjoying the journey, looking for the light. I work with professional oils and paint on archival panels.


•Ive not hung up the camera, I still shoot for the pleasure of capturing the image or documenting events. I still shoot with the Sony Mirrorless, my go-to camera. I still like capturing the everyday in unusual ways. I still shoot with Lensbaby Lenses. But I am focused on exploring more easel time right now. It pushes me, it holds my interest, and it gives me an amazing amount of satisfaction to learn new things. 


•Thank you for following on this journey with me.  


•If I can help you tell your story through painting or through the lens, just drop me a note. Id be delighted to work with you.


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Still Life Fine Art Oil Paintings

Fine Art Paintings ~ Available for Purchase

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Fine Art Paintings ~ Archived/Sold

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Small Works ~ Available for Purchase

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