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About the Artist

It is always my great pleasure to meet and chat with art lovers and especially those who have followed my work through the years. I feel that I have evolved significantly this year. Although working, as usual, with oil colors, I have turned to transparent oil layers. The technique allows for a mysterious and interesting background, with the subject seeming to emerge from the atmosphere. It has been my honor to receive numerous awards and honors this past year, including first place at the Marin County Fair 2017 and first place in the "Best and Brightest" show in Scottsdale (2016).

Awards and Honors

1st Place Painting, Ehrman Art Show, Lake Tahoe

1st Place Painting, California State Art Exhibit, Lake Tahoe

Award, 19th Annual Statewide – Santa Rosa

Purchase Award Riverside Art Museum

Award in Graphics - Pleasanton Art Association

1st Place in Painting – Reno Humane Society

Purchase Award, Curley Collection, Marin County, CA

California State Fair – Award of Merit in Painting 2007

California State Fair – Award of Merit in Painting  2008

California State Fair – Award of Excellence Painting  – 2009

1st Place Marin Society of Artists, National Open – 2012

Publisher’s Prize, California State Fair – 2013

1st Place Marin Society of Artists – 2014

1st Place Best and Brightest, Scottsdale, Arizona – 2015

1st Place Marin County Fair, California – 2017

Special Award, Marin County Fair – 2017