My paintings can be described as contemporary art for the classic art lover. Grounding my work in the realist tradition, I values equally the craft and the history of painting. My work is an intellectual and emotional record of my responses to people and places I encounter. I work primarily in oils and pastels ranging from 4" x 6" to 4' x 6.' I will be leading my third painting retreat to France,"for artists and art lovers," in June 2016 -- for painters and photographers this year, to Aix-en-Provence. You are welcome to contact me for more information on this trip, to arrange a studio visit, or to inquire about a purchase or a commission.