Myakka River #1

Myakka River #1

9 x 12 inches
oil on panel

I have a few more paintings of the Myakka River in the works. If you are ever in SW Florida it’s definitely worth a trip. I hope to do a lot more landscape paintings. If you have a favorite nature spot in SW Florida you’d like to see a painting of, let me know.

Girl at the Beach

Girl at beach
8 x 10 in.
oil on panel

Girls at the Beach

9 x 12 in.
oil on canvas panel

Person Watching

6 x 8 in.
oil on panel

I’m always attracted to bodies of water. Maybe it comes from being raised near the ocean. I’m not keen on sunbathing, but I do like to go for a swim and people watch.

The Open Road

original oil painting

2.5 x 3.5 inches
oil on panel
signed on the back

Welcome to my blog. I’ve recently starting painting everyday and I plan on posting my paintings and my progress on this site. I’ve been creating art my whole life but only started painting with oils a few years ago. I’m a native Floridian and although I’ve lived in California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Vermont, I keep coming back to Florida. I love the lushness, the heat, and yes, even the humidity. I frequently find myself painting citrus and tropical fruits mostly because I really enjoy eating them.

I love the open road. Driving across Alligator Alley a number of times over the last few months I was really inspired by the clouds and the promise of the highway and would have loved to stop in the middle of the fast lane and started painting. Someday soon I’d like to paint some large highway canvases. In the meantime I’ve started this blog with this miniature ACEO sized (2.5″ x 3.5″) painting. Please feel free to leave comments. I’d like to hear what you have to say.