In the Santa Ynez Valley, there are what seems to be countless vineyards that go on for miles. Travel back in time to where simple pleasures, open spaces, grassy fields, and warm sunny days are found.
Hiking at Pleasant Ridge Regional Park in Alameda, California, I came upon this oak tree. It beckoned me to paint it.
It’s a windy day at Surfer’s Knoll in Ventura. It was a joy in expressing the windswept dunes and foliage blowing before me.
I created this piece from my imagination and influence from all my walks in nature. I enjoyed painting with my favorite color purple and using it so freely.
Inspired by my trips to Sedona over the years, I’ve finally painted it! It’s always a magical experience there for me.
The hills are aglow in the Santa Ynez Valley.
This is one of a series of paintings of the Santa Ynez Hills along Highway 101 on the California Coast.
In the Santa Ynez Valley, California
At Surfer’s Knoll in Ventura, California
At the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens