Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nocturne oil painting class

Spaces are still available for my nocturne oil painting class at New Mexico Art League. Register at

Friday, November 24, 2017

Warm Air, Cool Rain — SOLD

This 12" x 10" oil is the third of three paintings of mine that is in the 2017 ArtsThrive exhibition at Albuquerque Museum. The exhibition is up through Dec. 3.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Late Morning Thunderstorm

"Late Morning Thunderstorm", oil, 9" x 14" is one of three paintings of mine showing at the Albuquerque Museum's annual ArtsThrive exhibition, which shows through Dec. 3.

Sunset Rain — SOLD

"Sunset Rain" oil, 10" x 16" recently sold during the 2017 ArtsThrive exhibition gala at the Albuquerque Museum.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Distant Rumble — SOLD

This painting is one I did some time ago, but I'm not sure if I ever posted it. The view is of a portion of the Sandia mountain range in Albuquerque during the latter part of the day. It is amazing what a little dramatic light and shadow can do for a subject.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Drifting Cumulus

Cumulus clouds were plentiful on a summer day near Abiquiu, New Mexico, the subject of this 11" x 14" oil.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Green Door — SOLD

The Green Door, 9" x 12", was one of six plein air oil paintings done during the Placitas Garden Tour in May, just north of Albuquerque. The owner of the garden purchased the painting during the exhibition at the Placitas Community Library.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Along the Apache Trail

The Apache Trail east of Phoenix is a scenic stretch of mostly dirt road that winds through rugged desert topography connecting Apache Junction with Roosevelt Lake. Abundant wildflower blooms make springtime a particularly enjoyable time to make this drive. This 11" x 14" oil is available for purchase at the Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sonoran Morning

The subject for this oil painting, 14" x 18", is the Sonoran desert in the rugged region of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. The painting is available at Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Near Sycamore Canyon

This 12" x 16" oil painting is of an area just off AZ State HWY 87 between Mesa and Payson, Arizona. This is a favorite drive through the varied terrain of the Sonoran Desert. The play of light and shadow on the eroded hillside is what caught my interest. There are a number of paintable subjects in this immediate area, including the tree-lined Sycamore Creek. The painting is available through Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wild Flower Garden

This oil painting, 30" x 30", will be exhibited in the Biologique show January 17 - February 25 at New Mexico Art League in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Clouds & Sky class begins January 9

 June Storm, oil 14" x 18"

Spaces are still available for my "Clouds & Sky in the Landscape" oil painting class in Albuquerque. Class meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays beginning January 9 at the New Mexico Art League. Register online at

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunflowers Along the Rio Grande — SOLD

This 6" x 8" oil is one of three paintings of mine that will be exhibited in the Small Works Holiday Show Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017 at New Mexico Art League, 3409 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM. The show will feature works by New Mexico artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media. Reception is 5 - 7 p.m. Dec. 10. All work is for sale. "Trailside Bloom," posted below, will also be in the show.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Approaching Storm

"Approaching Storm", 11 x 14,  oil. This is among five paintings recently delivered to InArt Santa Fe Gallery.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Trailside Bloom — SOLD

"Trailside Bloom," oil 9"x12", was painted at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve during the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival last week in New Mexico. What appealed to me about this back-lit morning scene, in addition to the rich red blooms, was the transition from vegetation of the wetland in the background to the surrounding high desert vegetation of the foreground. The painting can be seen at the festival exhibition through July 4, 2016 at InArt Santa Fe Gallery in Santa Fe.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Early Evening Light - SOLD

This painting is a 9" x 12" oil studio piece of the foothills area of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque.  It was exhibited in the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History's Miniatures & More Show.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fast Moving Storm — SOLD

"Fast Moving Storm" is a plein air piece done last summer at the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival. The location is near Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico.  Conditions were perfect for several days of painting. This painting was awarded an honorable mention and was sold at InArt Santa Fe Gallery. The gallery is hosting the SFPAF again this year, and I am looking forward to another fun event.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Summer Arroyo

Here is another 10" x 16" oil painting done in the studio. I had been wanting to paint this scene for some time. The arroyo is viewable from NM State HWY 285 near the opera house, outside of Santa Fe, NM. The Sangre de Cristo mountain range is poking up in the distance. Every time I passed by these interesting land shapes, I was reminded that I needed to get around to painting them. Well, here is the finished painting. Now that it is complete, maybe I can put that urge to rest.

Approaching Storm — SOLD

This studio oil painting, 10" x 16",  is fairly minimalist in design with a simple ground plane. I was striving to create a moisture laden atmospheric lighting effect. There is no blue sky evident, but, rather, refracted light consisting of shades of cool and warm grays. Lots o' fun to paint.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nancy's Garden

This plein air painting, 11" x 14", oil, was done at the tail end of the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival in June, 2015. It was too late to enter it in that show, but it has been accepted in the Plein Air Painters 2015 Member's Annual Juried Show, Oct. 2 - 25 Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, 217 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cloud 9 show

Here is a photo of me and a painting I am working on for my solo exhibition titled "Cloud 9" Sept. 18 - Oct. 18 at InArt Santa Fe Gallery,  219 Delgado St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The show is a celebration of the Southwest monsoon. Opening reception is 5 - 7 p.m. Sept 18. I look forward to meeting you there!

Solo exhibition celebrates Southwest Monsoon

Hope you can make it to my solo exhibition opening Sept. 18 in Santa Fe. See flyer for details.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

La Luz Trail

This 14" x 11" plein air oil painting is a view of the northwestern section of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Near Season's End

This 9" x 12" oil painting of high country aspens was the third of three paintings exhibited in the Miniatures & More 2014 show at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

Ghost Ranch — SOLD

Soft light of sunset on the cliffs at Ghost Ranch is the subject of this the second of three paintings exhibited in the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History Miniatures & More 2014 show. This 9" x 12" painting sold during the opening reception.