I have been working in oils since 1985. I enjoy the
range, immediacy and flexibility of the medium. My
work is representational with a focus on the
emotional effects of visual perception. I work
directly from my subjects, without using
photographs. My landscapes are painted en plein
air. I generally build simple wooden frames painted
in a way that complements my work.
Although my paintings represent real subjects in
real settings, I am not trying to create an
illusion of reality. Instead, I want to stretch the
process of perception as reality does in those
moments when we are suddenly stunned by what we
see. At those times, you tumble into a part of
yourself that knows the patterns and abstractions.
You remember their form and rhythm. I am interested
in that flickering drama that underlies objective
Over the years
my work has been shown at galleries and studio
shows in the Bay Area and on the Mendocino coast.
Currently my paintings are on display at the
Edgewater Gallery, 356 North Main Street in Fort
Bragg (www.edgewatergallery.net ) and at the
Artists' Co-opeartive of Mendocino, 45720 Main
Street in Mendocino (www.dblennox.com/acm.html ). I
also have work at the Prentice Gallery, 17701 North
Highway One, Fort Bragg.