Epic Art Quest Blog

This summer I went on an artistic voyage from Orange County all the way up the west coast to Vancouver! My intention was to survive and keep going by selling the art as I created it. I made 71 paintings in 90 days. I sold/bartered/or gifted 68 of them!

With a lot of help from new patrons and old friends, I completed the challenge of my life. I'm a better person and a more accomplished artist. This Blog tells the story. I learned that the Epic Art Quest isn't a specific time frame or trip but a state of mind. I'm forever on the Epic Art Quest!

Death Valley 2016 “Super Bloom”

Painting in Death Valley 2016 “Super Bloom” Once a year my plein-air painting friends and I band together and head to the desert.  Death Valley spawned my style “Fortunism” several years ago. The style was born out…

Canyon Park: Creek Deep!

Plein Air Painting in Canyon Park! My favorite Spot in Costa Mesa! From the studio (Location1980), Canyon Park, is just a 2 minute drive!   My plein air compadre, Geoff Winne, and I frequent the…

A Crystal Cove Creation

Today a few of the studios artists from Location 1980 headed to the beach to paint in plein-air. While setting up our easels I spotted a mermaid.   So I decided to include her in my…

Burning Man!!! Black Rock City, Nevada

There’s a 1,000’s of sites with pictures of Burning Man. Google it if you want a visual world wind. I purposely didn’t shoot any pictures while at Burning Man though I wound up in a…

Portland: Bridge City!

Driving South from Bonnie Lake I headed to Portland. A lot like Seattle the second time I was fairly familiar with the city. I was able to stay with my good friends Jonathan and Ty…

Bonney Lake with a view of Mt. Rainier

After leaving Seattle I was prompted by my roomate Ethan that his parents were kind enough to invite me to visit. They live on Bonney Lake in South Seattle. Though I had previously met Dean…

Freemont Troll and Gasworks Park; Revisited

While I wasn’t frolicking (painting) in and around Green Lake I went back to the well; Freemont Troll. I like that troll ALOT. I’ve painted him at least 5 times and 5 different people wanted…