Napa California

Napa California

There is something magical about the California Wine Country and I have taken many trips to Napa.  The European history of the area goes back to the early 1800s and there is a wonderful juxtaposition between old buildings and barns, and modern viticulture technology....
Mysterious Arizona

Mysterious Arizona

Before Alaska and Hawaii came onboard, Arizona was the last state to join the union.  It is the desert of the U.S. and one of the few states that doesn’t have Daylight Savings Time.  “We get enough daylight already”, on old-timer told me.  Home of...
Enchanting Hawaii

Enchanting Hawaii

In painting the American West, I often go far west to the 50th state of Hawaii. Hawaii is not just a state of the Union, it is also a state of mind.  There is feeling of serenity and ageless beauty. This is the most remote place in the world but it is also the...
Peaceful Streams

Peaceful Streams

There is nothing more peaceful than resting on the bank of a slow running stream.  Watch the water flow, the leaves floating on the water, the reflections on the water.  Listen to the singing of birds, the wind in the trees and the sound of water. Your mind drifts to...
Redwood Giants

Redwood Giants

When the first explorers arrived in California they were amazed to see these giants.  Coastal Redwoods line the Pacific Coast and stand nearly 400 feet tall.  Their cousins, the Sequoias are not as tall but are the most massive living things.  Standing in a grove is...

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