The acrylic and oil paintings in this gallery consist of plein air and studio paintings. I enjoy painting outdoors (‘en plein air’) because my observations of the changing light, colors and weather inform me as an artist in ways that working from photographs cannot and become part of a skill set which I can apply to my studio paintings. Besides, being in nature with the birds and critters recharges my inner batteries!  To see the complete image and read a little description, click on each thumbnail. Follow these links to purchase a painting or commission a painting of your own. Enjoy your viewing!

View to the Lake (sold)

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While in northern Italy I would walk the Concei Valley, enjoying the changing weather and visual moods it created. I loved this view of Lago di Ledro and did this painting while I was there. 9" x 12" acrylic on panel.


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“The highest problem of every art is, by means of appearances, to produce the illusion of a loftier reality.”
 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe