Artist Reception, Counterpoint May 5th

Please join us for an Artist Reception at the lovely Counterpoint in Golden Hill, San Diego on May 5th 2016, beginning at 5pm. Feel free to come any time that evening and have a drink with me. My art will be displayed for up to 3 months so stop by anytime.

The Train Door

My last painting showed me that it IS possible for me to paint while my children are home. In fact, it’s a good thing- it keeps me from baking! This painting is #2 in a new series (I hope) of transportation paintings. This is my daughter Ivy, standing in the doorway of an antique train, which is now a museum in San Diego. I love the light in this painting and in the last. I also love the symbolism of these children looking out into the light from a train. It speaks to me of the promise of future, the wide openness of their lives. What does it say to you?Ivy brighter

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

Looking Back (Miles on the train)

18"x24" Oil on stretched canvas

18″x24″ Oil on stretched canvas


I’ve finally carved out a little time to complete an oil painting. It’s been difficult over the past year, with 2 young children to make time to really get lost in a painting. It feels so good to be back! I’m hoping this will be the start of a train, or transportation series. I already have my next painting in mind, so stand by.

“Midnight Train” accepted at San Diego Art Institute

My painting of Miles, Midnight Train was accepted for viewing at The San Diego Art Institute’s next regional exhibition.

Show runs from August 28, 2009 to October 4, 2009

and You are cordially invited to join a Special Artist Reception:

Friday, September 4, 2009 from 6 to 8 pm

The San Diego Art Institute is located in Balboa Park, House of Charm, and 1439 El Prado.  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 p.m. Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.  Requested Gallery Donation: Adults  $3.  Senior Citizens, Military and Students  $2.  Children under 12 admitted free.

Midnight Train

Painting of a Pullman Train

I just finished the final brush strokes on my first painting of 2009. This is from a photograph I took of my son exiting a Pullman Train Car after meeting Santa and taking a trip to the “North Pole”. I love the photograph so much, but I am not a photographer by any means so I decided it would be a perfect moody painting. I would love to hear your comments on it. As the painting is still wet and I am very impatient, I took this preliminary photo of the painting. I hope to have a better photo of it once it has dried.

Miles takes the train

Miles takes the train