Windswept Sibley
Windswept Sibley

16x20 (oil on canvas)

Invasive Gold
Invasive Gold

SOLD 20X16 (oil on canvas)

Foothill Fadeaway
Foothill Fadeaway

8x10 (oil on canvas)

Jalama Moonrise
Jalama Moonrise

16X20 (oil on canvas) Spring brings vibrant greens to the central coast. Here the full moon dreams of green as it slowly reaches its zenith.

Zion National Park
Zion National Park

16X20 (oil on canvas) 2018 I made this painting an hour before being engulfed in a rainstorm. This painting is looking down the Virgin River, just before The Narrows, and beneath the high rise trail of Angel's Landing.

Leaving Hanksville
Leaving Hanksville

12X20 (oil on canvas) The small town of Hanksville was once the supply roost for infamous gunslingers like Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch who would hide out at Robber's Roost. Now tourism drives the small population. I caught this view leaving Hanksville heading for Capitol Reef. The contrast between the cool blue shadows against the warm red cliff-line beckoned an urgent paint stop.

Larb Hollow, Utah
Larb Hollow, Utah

16x20 (oil on canvas) Snow has never been a staple during my upbringing. As life long surfer, winter in California has always meant sticking to the coast for surf. This was my first painting ever made in the snow. A snow STORM to be exact. It was cold, windy, and invigorating to be painting out in the elements.

El Capitan in Yellow
El Capitan in Yellow

SOLD 20X16 (oil on canvas) This morning the wild mustered was in full effect. Keep your eyes peeled for this thriving invasive species along the Gaviota coastline. Often in full bloom early to mid spring, the intensive amount of yellow hues this flower radiates is truly something to see.

Aspen Mosaic
Aspen Mosaic

16X24 (oil on canvas) The colors of this Aspen mountainside caused an emergency paint stop. From a hotel parking lot I focused on the relationship between the warm snow, Aspen Trees, and towering pines.

Pinnacle Warmth
Pinnacle Warmth

16X20 (oil on canvas) If you've never made it out to Pinnacles National Park I highly recommend it. The park is filled with awesome trailheads, rock formations, and wildlife. It's also home to a family of California Condors that you can see riding the warm afternoon thermals. I painted this one early in the morning and split for the camp pool before temperatures reached 113 in the afternoon!

Colors of Arroyo Hondo
Colors of Arroyo Hondo

SOLD 24X12 (oil on canvas) Arroyo Hondo is a 782 acre preserve just north of Refugio along the Gaviota Coast. This watershed is home to numerous species of birds, amphibians, larger mammals, along with a wide array of both endemic and introduced species of plants. If you're interested in hiking alongside a trickling creek surrounded by sage aroma, you can find more information on visiting hours below...

Santa Ynez Bliss
Santa Ynez Bliss

SOLD

Grass Blowing in the Wind
Grass Blowing in the Wind

SOLD 24x 8.5 (oil on canvas) On my way home from Figueroa Mt. I couldn't help but stop for a final painting. I used my car as a bunker and studied the sway of grass as the brisk evening wind blew through it.

West Goleta
West Goleta

16x12 (oil on canvas board) Eucalyptus aren't indigenous to California but they sure can be fun to paint.

Goleta Alpenglow
Goleta Alpenglow

SOLD 9x12 (oil) This painting is a study of light. When evening light suffuses the atmosphere, the local mountains and hills can take on amazing colors. Here I captured the pink alpenglow on the Goleta foothills of the Los Padres Mtns.

Broadcast Peak
Broadcast Peak

10X12 (oil on canvas) The view from Broadcast peak looking back towards the San Raphael Mountain range. I quickly started mixing colors as the foreground became illuminated against the cool background.

Castroville by the Sea
Castroville by the Sea

12x6 (oil) Castroville is the Artichoke Capital of the world. If I come to revisit this location in 6 months, artichokes will bed the foreground.

Home of the Llamas
Home of the Llamas

12x12 (oil) Can you spot the happy llamas of El Capitan?

Hatchet
Hatchet

12x16 (oil) This hatchet made for an interesting composition. We often used it for chopping firewood. About 30% of the time the head would come flying off when swung.

Distant Conception
Distant Conception

SOLD 24x12 (oil) I painted this at the top of West Camino Cielo, looking West. I was captivated by the high visibility allowing me to see all the way to Pt. Conception.

Foothills Fade Away
Foothills Fade Away

12x16 (oil) Goleta Gold

Gaviota Foothills
Gaviota Foothills

SOLD 12x16 (oil on canvas board)