plein air painting

Painting outdoors is the best counter balance to studio work and computer work. There's nothing better than morning light, fresh air and a few hours of plein air painting.

I love to combine my love of traveling and my love of painting, so I always pack some paint! I've now painted in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Ireland, Italy, France and Canada - in addition to my home state of California. There was also a dream trip - rafting the entire length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon - which gave me 8 full days of gorgeous canyon walls and unbelievable colors reflected everywhere. 

I love to find the rhythm of a scene, the way a hill rolls or a road bends… it makes me so happy and these observations carry over into my studio and digital work.