Painting watercolors has become an important part of my life since I retired in 2008 after 37+ years of working as a R&D scientist in the electronics field. After 32 years living in the San Francisco Bay Area my wife and I moved to Huntington Beach CA in May 2015. My painting approach focuses on landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. The beauty I see in the watercolor medium comes from its transparency and so I strive for that. In addition to my original paintings, I have included separate portfolios where I have used other artist’s books and paintings as references thus allowing me to imitate their approach and techniques. This approach has been very enjoyable and productive, albeit quite difficult. Each portfolios and paintings has an acknowledgement of the artist. This process has enabled me focus on learning techniques that other artists have developed. It also always reminds me that the true creativity in painting lies in drawing and constructing one's own vision that represents what you see in a landscape or seascape or portrait. So my reproductions of other artists paintings start with their creative visions, then I paint what I see in their work.
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (SCVWS)
Society of Western Artists (SWA)
Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA)
Huntington Beach Art League (HBAL)
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC)
Cypress Art League (CAL)
Anaheim Art Association (AAA)
Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC)
LGAA Honorary Mention for “Rough Seas” in 2012 April juried show.
CAL Honorary Mention for "After The Storm" in 2015 juried show.
International Contemporary Artists, Inc , May 2012 Vol IV: “Canyon Gold” and “Wild Surf”.
Best of America Landscape Artists Vol 1 http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1wvzl/BestOfAmericaLandsca/resources/79.htm
December 2015 – HBAC Fall member show included "After the Storm"
June 2016 - CAL Member Show included "After the Storm"
October 2013 – SCVWS annual member show included "From A Distance"
October 2013 – SWA juried show included “Trail Ride"
February 2013 - SWA juried show included “Echo Lake"
October 2012 – LGAA juried show included "Echo Lake"
April 2012 – LGAA juried show included “Rough Seas” –Honorary Mention award
October 2011 – SCVWS member show included “Lone Lake”
October 2010 – SCVWS member show included “My Violin”
Recommended Art Resources:
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