For more than three years, I have been painting East Bay parks. Many of the East Bay Regional Parks are the product of a struggle to preserve these lands for future generations and keep them off the hands of developers. I paint what's left of our East Bay marshes to bring attention to the fact that they are under attack, and to bring visibility to the efforts of communities all around the bay that are trying to preserve our watersheds.
In my more recent work, I visit these parks, some of which have spectacular views of the bay, but paint their parking lots. The contrast between our consumerist world and the raw beauty of the place is what drives me. I alternate between oil and acrylic, depending on the weather and other conditions, and vary the canvas size depending on how much time and energy I have available. I do not paint in a size smaller than 16 x 20." I generally spend about three hours on site, and then revise in my studio.