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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Balboa Island Candy Shop

"Balboa Candy Shop" oil on linen, 8"x10"

 (Sold at the Lawler Art Gallery "Summer Days" Exhibit in August)

My painting of a delightful candy store (great homemade fudge and carmels) on Balboa Island in Newport Beach has been chosen for the "Islands" exhibit at the SOCALPAPA Art Gallery. It received an Honorable Mention Award from the shows judge, artist Frank Serrano. Additional information Exhibit closes August 8th.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Painting Grapes, Wine and Cheese

"Gabbiano" oil on canvas, 8"x16"

Here are new paintings for the exhibit, "Vines and Wine" at the Lawler Gallery, June 4-July 31. I have been enjoying the challenge of painting new things, like cheese! It's been a fun show to paint for.

"Brie and Grapes" oil on wood panel, 8"x10"

"French Corks" oil on wood panel, 6"x6"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Painting in the Back Bay, Newport Beach

"Afternoon Light on Dover," oil on canvas, 8"x10"

I've been outside painting local scenes around Newport Beach. There are a couple of local shows that I am painting for. I painted in the Back Bay last week. It's a beautiful nature preserve, a favorite spot for those who enjoy bird watching, walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing.....and for artists, we love to paint here.