Winter skies in Ojai are dramatic. Wandering Companions tell a story about the weight of light and the dynamic movement of these sky-roaming travelers.
Fascinated by the diversity of skyscapes, I have created a series of paintings based on celestial components. Featuring the more subtle and airy elements of this minimal sky creates a contrasting weight and gravity to the land-masses below. There is a serene beauty in the brevity of Veiled Moon.
I have often wondered where inspiration for a painting originates - the internal or external? While the external holds a vast array of possibilities and may spark inspiration, it is the individual contemplative state that identifies and then translates the essence of a personal observation into a visual statement for others to experience.
The passage of time, how quickly or slowly time seems to pass, is often relative to the time spent. Twilight feels fleeting - a magical moment too rapidly left behind. On this particular evening as dusk turned dark, I witnessed a vibrant green cast shadow move ever so slowly across the face of the cliffs. Dusk, Leo Carrillo was a gift of both passages of time.
Frederick R Weisman Museum - Pepperdine University
I'm very honored to announce that "Blushing Twilight" was given the Edgar Payne award for Best Landscape during the California Art Club's 103rd Gold Medal Exhibition.
California Art Club
103rd Gold Medal Exhibition
Autry National Center
March 30 - April 20, 2014
March 29th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
CAC Gallery at The Old Mill
1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Artist Reception: Thursday, January 16, 2014; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition runs January 14 – May 4, 2014
A juried exhibition curated by Sara Balough to benefit our Veterans
Opening Gala, December 4, 2013, 5 pm-8 pm
Malaga Cove Library Gallery
2400 Vía Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates
It is that time again. Sullivan Goss is hosting its 100 Grand Exhibition. 100 Works of art for $1000. or less. Please join us on First Thursday, December 5th from 5-8PM.
Primavera Gallery presents Small Works Holiday Exhibition
Opening Reception: November 16, 2014
Exhibition Runs: November 16 - December 31
CAC Gallery at the Old Mill
"Along the El Camino Real: The Missions of California"
September 3, 2013 - January 12, 2014
I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting with the California Art Club at USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 – 23, 2013. An artist gala reception will take place on Saturday, June 1st.
For the past several years, I have participated in Sullivan Gos’ 100 Grand Exhibition. This year I painted a series of four 12×12 paintings inspired by the movement of the sun and moon across the sky from various locations. While Malibu Sunrise and River Sunset are currently hanging in my studio, Santa Rosa Moon and Desert Moon are beingfeatured at Sullivan Gos.
MADE IN OJAI X
Ojai Studio Artist Annual Exhibition 2012
April 19th – June 10th
Artist Reception and Scholarship Awards
June 2, 20125pm-7pm
This year, commemorating our 10th year of Made In Ojai, we included the theme 10 or X. Our members were to incorporate this theme within their artwork. “Time Will Tell – Earler and Later”, were painted 10 hours apart when I was in Virginia visiting family.
OSA is a 501c3 non-profit benefiting the Ojai community through donations and scholarships to young artists looking to further their education. We exhibit as a group during the spring each year and include the scholarship recipients artwork in our exhibition. During our opening reception we give scholarship awards to those student who applied.
CALIFORNIA ART CLUB ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL JURIED EXHIBITION
APRIL 1 – 22, 2012
ARTISTS’ GALA RECEPTION
MARCH 31, 6 – 9 p.m.
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The much-anticipated display of contemporary-traditional fine art, which spotlights sculpture and paintings of genres ranging from pristine California landscapes and seascapes to figures and still-lifes, moves to this revered Los Angeles cultural institution for the first time. The 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition will feature more than 200 representational works of art from renowned traditional fine artists, who have been active in expanding interest in the plein air heritage associated with the organization’s beginnings in 1909. The club’s founding artists, who were attracted to California from the Midwest and East Coast by the region’s natural beauty and year-round sunshine, gave birth to the artistic movement now referred to as California Impressionism.