I paint scenes of California – cityscapes, landscapes and beach scenes. I am drawn to urban settings on the streets of San Francisco and to the small beach towns of California. Many of the paintings from Santa Cruz and San Francisco are images that I pass each week. My work is generally derived from small plein air oil paintings and pencil sketches, combined with photographs that are translated to a larger format. I hope to impart a sense of the symmetry and beauty that I find in ordinary settings.