Among my painting influences: Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keefe, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, René Magritte and Edward Hopper. Many images are loosely based on my own location photography, and sometimes on images I've composited. I create some of these images using a Wacom tablet and the natural media brushes in Photoshop. Others are acrylic on canvas.

Visual Art - Landscape Paintings

I want to walk up to a painting and have a sense of wonder, like I could jump right in or touch the thing I'm looking at, or if it's more graphic have my eye wander around the right way. In a good image, no matter the medium, delight, connection, peace, struggle, sadness—all these types of emotions are evoked with color, contrast, place, and perspective.

My many years as a graphic designer, photographer and writer inform how these paintings evolve. I find the thought process and experience deeply satisfying.

I have a vast trove of reference material, years of photography and graphic snippets that I draw from. I comb my inspiration folders and look for color and design elements that convey these experiential emotions for me.

Glacier Springs 1    2012

California Sides    2015

Greenlake Early   2017

Canyon Creek 1    2012

Hawaii Flora 1   2015

Kohala Ironwood, Big Island.   2012

Summer Heather Meadows   2013

Mile Marker 44    2013

Mossy Rocks 2    2012

North Fork Nooksack

Ocean Shores 1 2013

Queen Anne Northside Bridge 2013

Fat Bear 2018

Winter Ship Canal 2005

Sueoka Snack Kauai    2013

Shuksan From Eight 2012

Shuksan From Seven   2012

MT Baker from Canyon Creek Triptych   2015