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​​I was born and raised in Calistoga, leaving to attend San Jose State University where I received a degree in Industrial Design. My wife and I spent the next 40 years living in the East Bay, the last 28 in Alamo, before moving back to Calistoga in 2014.

The pursuit of artistic growth has always been a life long endeavor but the reality of holding a full time job has made it difficult. Much of my vacation time was consumed by watercolor workshops from a variety of professional artists.   Now retired I have the opportunity to paint at my leisure. 

Although I have painted with oil and acrylics, and sketched with pastels and ink, I prefer the challenges of working with watercolor. My prefered subject matter are landscapes in and around Calistoga and Yosemite. 

Honorable Mention: 2012 John Muir Medical Center Show (California Watercolor Association)
First Place: ​​2012 The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA Show (California Watercolor Association)
Third Place (watercolor): 2013 Mendocino Open Paint Out, Mendocino, CA
Artist Choice Award: ​2014 Artist Getaway, Murphys CA
Bob Shaw Fine Art