I have lived in downtown Nampa, Idaho since 2013—another California transplant. My partner Lawrence Manning and I are both working artists and also own a commercial photography business.
For the past 30+ years, I've worked extensively in ink and watercolor, including travel sketchbooks made all over the world; oils; monotypes; large abstracts on paper (the Bertha Series), generously-scaled Plein air acrylic landscapes, which me full circle, but added the thrill and risk of in working large scale on location. My most recent work is a series of large studio landscapes of vistas of Idaho and other areas in the Pacific Northwest.
I enjoy working on a larger scale which can hold its own in a large space. The size of these paintings has been likened to a door, rather than a window—creating fluid structures that you can visually step into and experience in a more physical manner.
I am a member of Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance, and president of the Nampa Art Collective, a non-profit organization of local contemporary artists.
Thanks for stopping by to have a look. I'd love to hear from you!