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Original paintings that are no longer available.

Over fifty have sold, and a few were given as gifts. The artist messed up a couple and one was stolen.


  • HF's studio

    HF's studio

    Every summer for years, I've been doing an Art New England residential program at the Helen Frankenthaler Studios of Bennington College. I think walking by a big painting of hers twice a day had an influence, and this just flowed one late evening in the studio. "Ode to Helen Frankenthaler Studio"

  • Untitled Panorama1

    Untitled Panorama1

  • Toro Canyon Abstract

    Toro Canyon Abstract

    In Santa Barbara collections, both a small and a large version.

  • Silver Light

    Silver Light

    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • SB Abstract ‘violet’

    SB Abstract ‘violet’

    this acrylic painting just won the Jurors Purchase Award at the Abstract Art Collective’s Fourth Annual Open Show. Juror: Nancy Giffords

    Tags
    This won Jurors Purchase Award, Juror Nancy Griffiths
  • Toro Canyon Light

    Toro Canyon Light

    I went, warily, to see one of my favorite places, Toro Canyon, after the fire and floods. People had warned me it had burned and was inaccessible, but the road was cleared and open, and the park green and showing no signs of damage. Spring is a time for renewal.

    Dimensions
    12" x 24" (WxH)
  • Gaviota Spring

    Looking up the coast at twilight, the low sun and spring growth after rain created a harmony in greens and violet.

    Dimensions
    16" x 8" (WxH)
    Price
    775.00
  • Rincon waves

    Rincon waves

    See this painting now at the Island Brewery, a family-friendly beer tasting room in Carpinteria. http://www.islandbrewingcompany.com

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
    Price
    325.00
  • Dawn Wonder

    Dawn Wonder

    Oil on cradled board

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    24" x 18" (WxH)
    Price
    900.00
  • Meredith Brooks Abbott's Arrangement in Yellow

    Meredith Brooks Abbott's Arrangement in Yellow

    Now in a New England collection.

    Dimensions
    18" x 12" (WxH)
  • Hendrys

    Hendrys

    Violet clouds moved in on the horizon as we painted a quiet afternoon at Hendrys Beach.

    Tags
    Now in a Santa Barbara collection
    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
  • Weather Front Bluffs

    Weather Front Bluffs

    Now in a Santa Barbara collection.


    Dimensions
    36" x 24" (WxH)
  • Across the Bay

    This 6 foot by 3 foot painting was painted plein air over the course of a few sunsets, looking toward the mountains from the tip of Shoreline Park. Now in a Philadelphia collection.

    Year
    2017
    Dimensions
    72" x 36" (WxH)
    Price
    2000.00
  • Worship

    Worship

    Oil on linen-covered artist wood panel (SourceTek); Not for sale because its a new method and needed for reference.

    Dimensions
    9" x 14" (WxH)
  • Nojoqui Trickle II

    Nojoqui Trickle II

    Was in the exhibit "Nature in Motion" at the Wildling Museum, Solvang, California.

    Nojoqui Trickle I won Juror's Choice and was sold at "Near and Far: Plein Air in County Parks" exhibit, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, 2015 (juror: David Gallup)
    A painter friend encouraged me to enlarge this painting, and the big version sold at the SCAPE show to benefit the Gaviota Coast at the Bacara, yielding a nice donation to the Gaviota Coast Conservancy.

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
  • Over Brophy's

    Over Brophy's

    Santa Barbara harbor has lots of luscious views--the ice house, the boat hoists and docks, as well as the boats themselves. It's one of my favorite places to paint, and this is a rare shady spot to set up the easel.

    Dimensions
    5" x 7" (WxH)
  • Carillo sketch

    Carillo sketch

  • Contemplation

    Contemplation

    sketch from life
    I loved seeing these cows, their white smooth bodies against the dark backgrounds of barn and ground, the white showing the shadows in their skin stretching around bony hips and shoulders, their bodies massive. These were all cows; we were not allowed to paint the bulls because they were in a separate barn. Our host described them as "Not dangerous, but very ...Italian."

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Little Sur Sunrise I

    Little Sur Sunrise I

    oil/Japanese wood block panel

    Dimensions
    7" x 5" (WxH)
    Price
    175.00
  • Spring's Promise  at Nojoqui Falls

    Spring's Promise at Nojoqui Falls

    For years, artists and critics have been telling me to paint a large version of "Nojoqui Falls Trickle," which won juror's choice at the County Parks show. Many hours and layers of paint later, it's done. Oil on cradled board. Sold at the SCAPE Ritz-Carlton Bacara to a couple who each independently picked it as their favorite.

    Dimensions
    24" x 30" (WxH)
    Price
    1600.00
  • Lighthearted, Not Lightheaded

    Lighthearted, Not Lightheaded

    After walking along Shoreline Park, watching extraordinary cloud action, I came back and sketched this piece.
    Being kept as a reference.

    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
  • Untitled 1

    Untitled 1

    This painting has been lost.


    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Lady's Waterfalls-Midnight Ride

    Lady's Waterfalls-Midnight Ride

    Pastel on pastel paper

    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    325.00
  • What Lies Below II (after John Singer Sargent)

    What Lies Below II (after John Singer Sargent)

    This 8 x 11" image is framed to be hung in any orientation.

    Dimensions
    8" x 11" (WxH)
  • Stormy Work Olive Trees

    Stormy Work Olive Trees

    Olive, cypress, dark clouds and sun over the hill in the distance, and the owner of the olive groves in a big hat and blue work clothes, at work trimming the trees.

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
  • Tuscan Cliff

    Tuscan Cliff

    Colors and shapes inspired this abstracted view. It's now in the collection of California artist Whitney Brooks Abbott.

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Dawn Tree

    Dawn Tree

    I loved the fragile beauty of this eucalyptus, over the hill, backed by the pearly dawn. Oil on birch panel. Painted plein air at dawn, way up high in Santa Barbara. Now in a Washington DC collection

    Dimensions
    7" x 10" (WxH)
  • Weather Front

    Weather Front

    Light and shadow played and so did I at the end of a long day of painting wild conditions on Carpinteria's beautiful bluffs.

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Carpinteria Bluffs Afternoon

    Carpinteria Bluffs Afternoon

    oil

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
  • Colors Santa Cruz Island Harbor

    Colors Santa Cruz Island Harbor

    This is a sketch for a larger version. Not for sale until the big one is just right!

    Dimensions
    7" x 5" (WxH)
  • Veiled Wave sketch 2016

    Veiled Wave sketch 2016

    Oil sketch

    Dimensions
    14" x 11" (WxH)
  • Stop Said Elizabeth

    Stop Said Elizabeth

  • Every River Searches for the Sea- Mission Creek

    Every River Searches for the Sea- Mission Creek

    oil sketch
    Gone to the East Coast

    Dimensions
    12" x 6" (WxH)
  • Firewater I (After Turner)

    Firewater I (After Turner)

    Dimensions
    36" x 24" (WxH)
  • Parent to Child

    Parent to Child

    Acrylic on artists panel
    Painted at my nephew Ben's wedding, where the huge tree in front sheltered and then allowed the small tree on the little island to flourish.

    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • East Fish Camp

    East Fish Camp

    Oil; painted from a boat at the back of the Channel Islands; framed to 9 x 11"

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
    Price
    475.00
  • Goleta Beach dance

    Goleta Beach dance

    Plein air sketch on a very bright day, when the ocean met the slough

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
    Price
    475.00
  • Santa Barbara Bay

    Santa Barbara Bay

    Plein air acrylic underpainting with oil, with a little studio finish to it.

    Dimensions
    60" x 20" (WxH)
  • Campus Point from Hope Ranch

    Campus Point from Hope Ranch

    oil/ linen-covered wood panel

    Carpinteria Arts Center chose this painting for all the publicity for the Summer, 2015 show, "California Dreaming." The painting shows a sunset behind Meg's husband's office on the UCSB campus, through old cypress at Hope Ranch.

    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • Harbor Light

    Harbor Light

    Oil over canvas
    Gone to a beautiful old house in New England, fitting because this is Motif #2
    (Motif #1 Being in Rockport, Massachusetts)

    Dimensions
    36" x 24" (WxH)
  • Path to Beach at Christy's PM

    Path to Beach at Christy's PM

    Oil on linen-covered birch panel.

    Dimensions
    16" x 12" (WxH)
  • Painter at Naples Bluffs

    Painter at Naples Bluffs

    Oil on linen covered birch panel
    12 x 16

    Dimensions
    16" x 12" (WxH)
  • After the Mistral

    After the Mistral

  • Santa Cruz Island Tip

    Santa Cruz Island Tip

  • Prisoners Harbor

    Prisoners Harbor

    Now in a Santa Barbara collection

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
  • Habor III

    Habor III

    Tiny little abstract study, oil and marker on wood panel.

    Dimensions
    5" x 7" (WxH)
  • Harbor Morning Cloudfall

    Harbor Morning Cloudfall

    oil on linen-covered wood panel
    Going to a collection in Marin County

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
  • Moonrise

    Moonrise

    oil/Japanese wood block panel; now in a Santa Barbara collection

    Dimensions
    7" x 5" (WxH)
  • Coastal Color

    Coastal Color

    On its way to a Boston collection.

    Year
    2014
    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    275.00
  • Goleta Slough Oil Sketch

    Goleta Slough Oil Sketch

    Now in a New Hampshire collection

    Dimensions
    10" x 6" (WxH)
  • From Hills to Harbor

    From Hills to Harbor

    Oil on Canvas
    Now in a New Hampshire collection

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    35" x 11" (WxH)
  • Santa Cruz Landing

    Santa Cruz Landing

    Pastel Sketch on Sanded Paper; Stolen or misplaced at GVAA/SBAA Hutton show, Santa Barbara

    Dimensions
    13" x 9" (WxH)
  • Gaviota After the Storms

    Gaviota After the Storms

    Oil; Juried into Visons of Gaviota: SCAPE show at the Bacara Resort, April, 2013, Juror: John Iwerks

    Year
    0
    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
  • Mission Creek Oak

    Mission Creek Oak

    Now in the collection of a wonderful Santa Barbara painter

    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
  • Last Light

    Last Light

    Oil sketch, unframed

    Dimensions
    11" x 7" (WxH)
  • Cloud Waterfall over Santa Cruz Island

    Cloud Waterfall over Santa Cruz Island

    Oil on stretched canvas; Juried into Visons of Gaviota: SCAPE show at the Bacara Resort, April, 2013, Juror: John Iwerks; added to a Santa Barbara collection after being shown at the University Club of Santa Barbara.

    Dimensions
    24" x 18" (WxH)
  • Hendry's Beach Walk

    Hendry's Beach Walk

    This postcard-sized oil sketch, 4.5 x 6.25 inches, framed to 6 x 8 inches, was sold at the SCAPE County Parks Show, 2014.

    Dimensions
    4" x 6" (WxH)
  • More Mesa Looking East

    More Mesa Looking East

    This one is nestled in the library of a lovely house above the Hudson River in New York.

    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
  • Bright Day Goleta Beach

    Bright Day Goleta Beach

    going to a collection in Australia

    Dimensions
    14" x 11" (WxH)
  • Looking Down the Canyon

    Looking Down the Canyon

    Now in a Santa Barbara collection

    Dimensions
    13" x 8" (WxH)
  • Naples: Waiting for Rain

    Naples: Waiting for Rain

    Oil on linen panel over birch wood, Juried into and sold at the SCAPE Bacara Resort Show, 'Visions of Gaviota,' April, 2014,
    Juror: John Iwerks

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Gaviota Moonrise

    Gaviota Moonrise

    Jurored into and sold at the SCAPE Bacara Resort 'Visions of Gaviota' show, April 2014

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Del Playa Agave Bloom

    Del Playa Agave Bloom

    Oil on Smooth Artist Panel, Jurored into and sold at the SCAPE Bacara 'Visions of Gaviota' show, April, 2014

    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • Storm

    Storm

    Juried into and sold at the 2013 SCAPE Art Along the Creek Show, Juror: Larry Iwerks

    Dimensions
    8" x 10" (WxH)
  • Carpinteria Ahupua'a

    Carpinteria Ahupua'a

    Now in a Philadelphia collection

    Dimensions
    6" x 12" (WxH)
  • Del Playa Fog II

    Del Playa Fog II

    Tags
    Sold at SCAPE Bacara Show, 2013
    Dimensions
    8" x 8" (WxH)
  • Beach Reeds

    Beach Reeds

    Pastel on Sanded Paper - Now in a Santa Barbara collection

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Little Pine at Ellwood Bluff

    Little Pine at Ellwood Bluff

    Pastel on Sanded Paper - SOLD - Juried into and sold at SCAPE Bacara Show 2013.

    Dimensions
    10" x 14" (WxH)
  • Violet Evening

    Violet Evening

    Oil on canvas
    Massachusetts collection

    Dimensions
    16" x 9" (WxH)
  • Fairy Tale of Cassis

    Fairy Tale of Cassis

    Hung with "Violet Evening"in a Massachusetts collection.

    Dimensions
    8" x 16" (WxH)
  • California Woman in Garden

    California Woman in Garden

    Pastel over Water Color Underpainting - Private collection, Virginia

    Dimensions
    8" x 7" (WxH)
  • Montecito Lawn

    Montecito Lawn

    Pastel Over Watercolor on Wallis Paper, now in a Philadelphia collection

    Dimensions
    4" x 6" (WxH)
  • Rocks Below Shoreline

    Rocks Below Shoreline

    Pastel Sketch on Sanded Paper - on its way to a Boston collector

    Year
    2011
    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    200.00
  • Ipswich Marsh Boardwalk

    Ipswich Marsh Boardwalk

    Pastel on Sanded Paper, Now in a beautiful house overlooking the Hudson River

    Dimensions
    11" x 14" (WxH)
  • Mistral (After the Mistral)

    Mistral (After the Mistral)

    Oil on Canvas
    Painted plein air in Cassis, France, as the evening sun went down on a very clear day just after a mistral, lighting up the golden limestone cliffs in front and Cap Canaille behind.

    Dimensions
    12" x 8" (WxH)
  • Calanque Window

    Calanque Window

    Oil

    Dimensions
    9" x 13" (WxH)
  • White Flag at Window

    White Flag at Window

    Pastel on Sanded Paper, NFS

    Year
    2011
    Dimensions
    9" x 11" (WxH)
  • Dancing Trees for Mike

    Dancing Trees for Mike

    Pastel on Sanded Paper - NFS - First version juried into and sold at Bacara SCAPE Show 2013

    Dimensions
    15" x 12" (WxH)
  • Friday Night Treats

    Friday Night Treats

    Pastel on Sanded Paper

    Dimensions
    18" x 24" (WxH)
  • Goleta Beach Reflections

    Goleta Beach Reflections

    Pastel on Sanded Paper, prints available
    Framed archival giclee now on display at The Good Life, Solvang, California

    Dimensions
    14" x 11" (WxH)
  • Still Life - Roses and Fruit on Provencal Tablecloth with Birds

    Still Life - Roses and Fruit on Provencal Tablecloth with Birds

    Now in a collection in England

    Dimensions
    14" x 11" (WxH)
  • What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    Pastel over ground pastel over oil print. Won 2nd prize at Carpinteria Arts Center Abstract show, June, 2014, Juror: Rick Stich, and sold at the show artist's reception to Santa Barbara collectors.

    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • Approaching Storm Cap Canaille

    Approaching Storm Cap Canaille

    Oil
    Private collection, Santa Barbara

    Dimensions
    11" x 8" (WxH)
  • Mikes Cloud Fall

    Mikes Cloud Fall

    9.75x9.75

  • Twilight Rain (Storm Skies)

    Twilight Rain (Storm Skies)

    oil/wood panel

    Sold at the Bacara Gaviota Coast benefit 2015

    Dimensions
    9" x 12" (WxH)
  • Kelp

    Kelp

    watercolor, pen and ink and pastel pencil sketch

    Dimensions
    7" x 13" (WxH)
    Price
    250.00
  • Del Playa Parade - Surfboards

    Del Playa Parade - Surfboards

    Pastel Sketch on Sanded Paper
    This is framed in black mat and black frame, and looks great with 'Fire in the Canyon' matted and framed in white.

    Dimensions
    9" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    200.00
  • Blue Violet

    Blue Violet

    Pastel sketch over ground pastel over oil palette print.This can be hung in any orientation.

    Dimensions
    11" x 14" (WxH)
    Price
    200.00
  • Tulips

    Tulips

    Oil Sketch

    Dimensions
    6" x 11" (WxH)
  • Julianna in a Hat

    Julianna in a Hat

    Pastel sketch on Sanded Paper

    Dimensions
    9" x 7" (WxH)
    Price
    150.00
  • Calanque Rocks (After Jean-Baptiste Olive)

    Calanque Rocks (After Jean-Baptiste Olive)

    Oil
    Bought by a Santa Barbara collector from the University Club exhibit, 2015

    Dimensions
    9" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    300.00
  • Pond Twilight

    Pond Twilight

    Oil on Canvas;
    On its way to a beautiful old house on an island in Maine

    Dimensions
    11" x 9" (WxH)
  • Everything I Love About Cassis

    Everything I Love About Cassis

    Currently on display in the dining room at the University Club, Santa Barbara.

    Dimensions
    42" x 17" (WxH)
    Price
    900.00
  • Butterfly Ocean

    Butterfly Ocean

    Oil on 1" Cradled Board

    Dimensions
    12" x 9" (WxH)
    Price
    300.00
  • Maroon Kelp

    Maroon Kelp

    Dimensions
    11" x 7" (WxH)
    Price
    150.00
  • After Seeing Vermeer's Lacemaker

    After Seeing Vermeer's Lacemaker

    oil

    Dimensions
    12" x 12" (WxH)
  • Red Pears

    Red Pears

    Oil Sketch --See "Yellow" pairs for tryptich details.

    Dimensions
    10" x 8" (WxH)
  • Salt Marsh Dawn Abstracted

    Salt Marsh Dawn Abstracted

    Oil on cradled board

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    24" x 24" (WxH)
    Price
    600.00
  • Fire in the Canyon

    Fire in the Canyon

    Won Honorable Mention at the SCAPE Wilderness Show, the Art Foundry, Santa Barbara, September 19, 2014
    Judge: Patty Jaquemain


    Now on display at the Los Olivos Gallery, Los Olivos, California

    Dimensions
    9" x 7" (WxH)
    Price
    375.00
  • Joy

    Joy

    Dimensions
    48" x 36" (WxH)