In this collection, I capture the shapes, textures, and ambiance of the Central Valley. Much of the inspiration for this work comes from areas surrounding the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers, as well as the canals that transport water to various locations throughout the Valley. The rows and roads bisect the compositions as gridded fields take shape on the canvas. The shimmering river cut a cool wavy line through the verdant, but sometimes arid, landscape.
I create, oil paintings, mixed media work, and even a sculpture to convey the different moods of the central valley. I represent the lines, shapes, light, and colors of the fields of the valley in a tactile way that reminds the viewer of the place they live.