New Book!

 I'm happy to announce the publication of my ninth book and third memoir. This is the story of my year in London when, at the age of 29, I had a passionate affair with an older, aristocratic woman. She also happened to be my landlady! I survived that year by selling sketches of shops I drew in ink while standing in the cold streets of London. At the same time my book collecting habit exploded in the rich atmosphere of London used booksellers. By exchanging my sketches for books I rapidly acquired hundreds of wonderful books. At the time I especially concentrated on books by W.H. Hudson, as well as books by booksellers, and books on bohemia. 92 Winslow Gardens also contains many original drawings from this period showing some of the shops and interiors of my litttle room.

I recently did a radio interview about the book and you can listen to it here with this  link.

Workshop 2020

 A plein air workshop on California's Central Coast this Spring, April 28-May1. Go to the Workshop page for deatils.

Two New Exhibits

 This February 2020 I will have two exhibits of my work here on the Central Coast of California. I will be the featured artist of the month at the Park Street Gallery in Paso Robles for the month of February. The exhibit opens on February 1st when I will give a talk in the gallery at 7 PM. 

The seond exhibit is at Frameworks in San Luis Obispo. This will be an exceptional exhibit bwecause it features both oil and watercolor paintings, a rare opportunity to see my work in these two mediums together. There will be a large collection of each with mostly new work. The title and theme of the show is "Through the Trees" and most of the paintings will feature trees and views through trees. This show opens Febnryuary 5th. An artist reception will be held on the evening of March 6th, part of the Art After Dark program in San Luis Obispo.

I hope you will take the time to visit one or both of these exhibts. More information and images of the paintings can be found on the web sites of the two galleries.

One Man Show

 I currently have a one man show at Frameworks in San Luis Obispo, CA. The show runs from March 1st to May 28th, 2019. The show features work from California, France, and New Mexico, three locations where I have lived, painted, and continue to return. Most of the paintings are recent including the works from Santa Fe and Paris. There are approximately 25 paintings in all with a variety of subject matter including coastal scenes from California, figures, Santa Fe adobes, and scenes of the Canal St Martin in Paris.

In other news, I have been commissioned to paint  a mural for a new resturaant in San Luis Obispo. This will be at the new Taco Temple, the legendary restuaarant from Morro Bay. The new Taco Temple will be in the former location of Margie's Diner on Calle Joaquin just off Hwy 101.