A “native Californian”, I grew up living along the coastal areas of California and I have a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty of the ocean. My passion for California beaches, tropical islands and the colors of nature quickly became my primary subject matter, as well as my inspiration. I truly enjoy capturing the elements of nature surrounding the ocean in detailed realism in my paintings and photography.
My paintings are expressions of my love and respect for the ocean and nature. When painting, usually I am trying to re-live the experience of how I felt when I was there, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the smell of the ocean air. I imagine that I am either walking down that beach or looking down at a waterfall and enjoying the nature all around me. My original inspiration for many of my coastal paintings is from the dream of looking through a window and seeing my favorite places on the other side.
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