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We will not be participating in any Art Shows in 2020

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The Find

322 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA

Roe and Company

113 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA


I was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, along the shores of Lake Michigan. In the early seventies, I moved to California after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics.  

Since moving to California, my career has taken me through a variety of positions in the Information Technology field.  Late in my computer career, painting became a hobby.

I studied with local artists and defaced many fine canvasses in my quest for development. Both frustrating and enriching, a style gradually developed that is characteristic of my work.

I mostly paint in my beautiful new studio, with an occasional plein-air session when the weather is agreeable. 

At first, I tried to make everything realistic, but they never really were. Gradually, it evolved into a style of broad brushstrokes, vibrant palettes, and bold thick paint. Over the years, I have painted every beach scene along the Sonoma coast, still my favorite location for spending the day.

I also paint on antiques and old relics - what I call renewable art. I'll find old, non-working clocks with character, remove the face and guts, cut a panel to fit in the opening, and paint on it. We also seek out antique frames for highlighting my art. Sometimes, I’ll have the urge to create custom frames manufactured from salvaged pieces of lumber or old barn wood - anything with character.

Other renewable art objects include oak sideboards, old mirrors (I'll replace some of the mirrors with paintings), radios, and many kinds of boxes. I enjoy refinishing the wood objects and creating a unique art element - something more than just a framed landscape. 

My wife Marge and I enjoy traveling around the world (Travel Articles from Around the World), and visiting with our extended network of family and friends spread across country. We also volunteer at our Sack’s Hospice Store in Petaluma - Marge on the cash registers, and myself stocking the books.

Thanks for visiting my website and we hope to see you at one of our art shows, or contact for an appointment in my studio, located in central Petaluma.

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 Phone  707-790-7368

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