New bird paintings

New bird paintings

This handsome Spotted Towhee is one of a series of bird paintings that I’m working on now. The pieces are 8 x 8 inches on wood panel, and the birds are roughly life size. They include a Northern Flicker and Cedar Waxwing, with more to...
Santa Barbara Street Painting Festival 2023

Santa Barbara Street Painting Festival 2023

The 2023 Street Painting Festival was really fun ~ mainly because I got to partner with my friend Jessie. We’ve collaborated on past street paintings and we both love birds—and flowers! We each brought our own photos to work from and she created the composition,...
100 Grand Show 2022

100 Grand Show 2022

The 2022 100 Grand Show was fun! This annual exhibit at Sullivan Goss gallery in downtown Santa Barbara “features 102 quality works of art for $1,000 or less. The exhibition has become an incubator of emerging talent, an entryway for beginning collectors, a...
CAW Ready to Hang 2022

CAW Ready to Hang 2022

On Saturday, November 19 I participated in Ready to Hang, one of my favorite community art shows, a pop-up for one evening only that features work by local artists. Every piece in the show is 12 x 12 inches, which makes for a striking exhibit on the large, white...
I Madonnari Street Painting Festival 2022

I Madonnari Street Painting Festival 2022

The I Madonnari Street Painting Festival was back in action at the Santa Barbara Mission! It was so great to be back together with fellow artists, sponsors, festival organizers and volunteers – plus the 30, 000+ people who showed up over the three-day weekend! And the...
More new work

More new work

New gouache painting of afternoon light on Jesusita trail, one of our favorite places to hike. Even though I’ve been there so many times, it’s always different in many ways – wildflowers in spring, more sky and rain in winter, and water in the creek if...
100 Grand

100 Grand

It was great to get back together in person for the annual 100 Grand Show at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara! This annual group show features approximately 100 artists working in various mediums, with all works priced at $1,000 or less. It’s a fun and eclectic...
Street Painting 2020

Street Painting 2020

The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara was cancelled in 2020, due to the pandemic…and then it was announced that the festival would be held after all – ONLINE! Artists were invited to participate by creating chalk paintings in their...
100 Grand Show 2022

New Work

This street in our neighborhood was stunning after a sudden downpour in late January. We haven’t had a lot of rain this winter, and the weather was welcome. I walk a lot around here and took a quick shot with my phone, which later became a painting, in gouache...