Someone Else’s Problem

On a recent travel we were at an AmTrak station with many quaint decorations and brickwork. Almost u...

Show Me the Way

"Show Me the Way" is a painting I’ve had in my head for a very long time. Surfing is...

Sunday Waffles

In our house a regular occurrence, almost a tradition if you like, are early morning waffles with ou...

Warming at the Window

It was an unusually cold San Diego New Years Day in 2017. Yes, I know we’re spoiled, but still...

My San Diego

Another glorious view from my back door of the setting sun spiked with palm trees against the bright...

Fairies in my Back Yard

There are creatures among us who live without drama or distraction, who manage to make the world eve...

Tragic Turn of Events

Subtitle: On an Otherwise Flawless San Diego Evening Tragic Turn of Events is part of a series that ...

There Goes My Hero

"There goes my hero. He’s Ordinary." – Foo Fighters 49% of the trash you see i...

It Begins With Us

It Begins With Us is part of a series that began with one of my wife’s daily walks in which sh...

Plumies in the Shade

The Plumerias were glorious these year, one of them with bright pink flowers and warm yellow hearts,...

Thailand Village

A friend was touring Southeast Asia this summer and posted the most amazing pictures of his travels....

Work Day Sunrise

I still have to work a job these days to keep a roof over my head, lights on, obtain food for the ba...

Shakras From Heaven

I have painted of the inspiration of Pascale Honore and Duct Tape Surfing in Anything is Possible. I...

Fire and Ice

I’ll be the first to admit, I often paint from photographs. Not all of us can hire models or t...

Requiem for a King

On July, 1, 2015, an American dentist from Minnesota, Walter James Palmer, and local hunting guides ...

Fairy Iris

You will find these everywhere in the San Diego Area. We have a rather glorious bush of them growing...

Sun Basking

People don’t choose cats, cats choose people. One of our household queens, Nefertiti, basking ...

Z’s Plumies

Plumerias are all over California. They grow out of the ground or in large pots so you can keep them...

Anemones

I find it amazing that there is another world – many worlds – most of us never get to se...

Hobgood’s Ride

There are many terms surfers use when they back into a breaking wave with the tube covering them, th...

Pink Afternoon

I never get tired of San Diego sunsets, or the slow declines that lead up to them as the sun makes i...

A Moment to Myself

Just give me a minute, will you? Can I take a breath, hear and do and think about NOTHING for just o...

Kiting Day

Who doesn’t remember the first time your kite takes to the sky, higher and higher into an infi...

At the Mirror II

Watching a woman at the mirror in the morning is a bit like watching someone meditate, the careful, ...

La Mesa Sunset

Say what you want, California regularly has the most beautiful sunsets in the lower 48. I think it...

Guardians

Humans have always tried to make sense of the random firing of synapses that occurs when we sleep an...

Morning at the Mirror

As you grow older, things and money and earthly pleasures begin to lose meaning. You begin to unders...

O.B. Closeout

A moment at one of my favorite beach breaks, Ocean Beach, the Dog Beach end, in San Diego. There are...

Hummingbird

Do you believe in fairies? Neither do I. But if I did, their earthly forms would be hummingbirds. We...

Precious

There is a calm amid the chaos of the ocean waves. The rising and falling of the water, the energy o...

La Mesa Dawn

I am an early riser. Like 4:30 A.M. It gives me time to sip my coffee, lounge around a little before...

Vortex

A breaking wave holds almost more beauty beneath than from above. The chaos and power that brings a ...

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Not a lot to say about this little resident of Madagascar other than how cool they look, which is wh...

Pull the Blanket Over

The waves in San Diego are generally small. When they get big, they’re seldom rideable. But so...

Anything is Possible

In 1995, a car accident left Pascale Honore paraplegic. She would watch her son and his friends surf...

Sunset Ocean Beach

Say what you want about California, about the overabundance of liberals, about a corrupt and bankrup...

Through the Surfing Glass

Modern photography has enabled us to see the mother ocean and the children of the tides who play in ...

Mother Tree

Mother Tree was a one evening project that almost painted itself, and knew immediately when it was d...

How to Start an Awesome Day

There is nothing like this feeling. The wind in your face, the weight of your ride held high over yo...

Searching for Fairies

A friend posted this on Facebook and I told her, "I simply must paint this." So I did. The...

Pondering Atlantis

One of the things I love about surfing is just being on the water, letting mother ocean take me up a...

Kevin and Meg

In 2014 GoPro filmed a video with Kevin Richardson, known as the "Lion Whisperer," and it ...

Clouded Leopard

My animal spirit is the Clouded Leopard. The Clouded Leopard is rarely seen, it hides in the trees a...

Cleo

That look, the intense glare of Siamese blue eyes. If looks could kill . . . truth be told, her coat...

Saidi

Saidi literally translates as "from Ṣa‘īd" meaning from the highland, upland, or plat...

Head Scratch

Some cats like their backs scratched. Some like to flop in your lap whenever they damn well feel lik...

Birdwatching

Hear them chirp at the birds, flying from the neighboring roof to the nest in the eaves of the house...

Glamis Dunes

There’s something about the dry air and raw emptiness of the desert that I’ve always lov...

Cleopatra Napping

We met Cleopatra (Cleo) on a visit to the vet for the other cat that owns us, Nefertiti (Neffi.) Nef...

Sunrise Palms

Several years ago I was near poverty, struggling to fetch out a living in a southern Oregon town, li...

Point Loma

Point Loma is not really a landscape painting, at least, that’s not how I intended it. It...

One Fish Two Fish

Betas are fun to watch and the sharp color and contrast of this painting really makes them jump to l...

Electric Cat

Every now and then you paint something that just makes you happy and it doesn’t matter how the...

Desert Flower

Desert Flower was not so much a figure painting as it was an exploration into the way fabrics and te...

Coral Reef

Water has always called to me: under it, on it, by it, it feels like home. Coral Reef is one of thos...

Cameliofeatherfish

I like to say Cameliofeatherfish was inspired by Monty Python, and it might even be true, but once I...

Islander

One of the things I love about airbrush is the sharp edged illustrative aspect, its ability to creat...

Peter Also Fished

I am a fire sign, born in August. My wife tells me that means something, I forget what it is. I...

Surfer

Surfer was painted during the time in my life when I lived in Oregon, far from the ocean, far from t...