40 Years of Art & Music in Venice Beach

I have lived and worked in Venice, California, since the 1970s. For over four decades, I have been blessed to capture the local color of this eclectic community on canvas and to collaborate with a variety of uniquely gifted musicians.

  • Creating a mural with Judy Baca at The Social and Public Arts Resource Center (SPARC). Creating a mural with Judy Baca at The Social and Public Arts Resource Center (SPARC).
  • Celebrating a job well done with muralist Judy Baca.  Celebrating a job well done with muralist Judy Baca.
  • Flash back to the 1980's: gigging at the notorious Sunset Saloon. Flash back to the 1980's: gigging at the notorious Sunset Saloon.
  • Around 1983, in the garden of my Venice Beach art studio, posing with my recently painted faux finish brick wall. Around 1983, in the garden of my Venice Beach art studio, posing with my recently painted faux finish brick wall.
  • With Denise Kaufman, Billy Yates, and John Jocabek in the Venice Canals. With Denise Kaufman, Billy Yates, and John Jocabek in the Venice Canals.
  • With Billy Yates and friends at a summer holiday event in the Venice Canals. With Billy Yates and friends at a summer holiday event in the Venice Canals.
  • My Art show at Frangi's, (formerly the Sunset Saloon, Now the Terrace). My Art show at Frangi's, (formerly the Sunset Saloon, Now the Terrace).
  • Performing solo on The Venice Boardwalk. Performing solo on The Venice Boardwalk.
  • Posing for a client, who bought this painting at The Terrace, in Venice Beach. Posing for a client, who bought this painting at The Terrace, in Venice Beach.
  • With "Pier Pleasures", just before it sold at my Spumoni Ristorante exhibit, on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. With "Pier Pleasures", just before it sold at my Spumoni Ristorante exhibit, on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
  • With my beloved mum, celebrating the Venice Centennial in July, 2005. With my beloved mum, celebrating the Venice Centennial in July, 2005.
  • Performing with Lauri Reimer, Bettina Spier, Karen Hart, Sam Clay and The Canaligators at the Venice Centennial Beat Ball. Performing with Lauri Reimer, Bettina Spier, Karen Hart, Sam Clay and The Canaligators at the Venice Centennial Beat Ball.
  • Sporting 60's bling and Summer of Love regalia at the 60's themed Venice Centennial gig. Sporting 60's bling and Summer of Love regalia at the 60's themed Venice Centennial gig.
  • Posing with my painting Bridge to the 21st Century and Congressman Bill Rosendahl at the Venice Artists on Venice exhibit at the Social and Public Arts Resource Center SPARC. Posing with my painting Bridge to the 21st Century and Congressman Bill Rosendahl at the Venice Artists on Venice exhibit at the Social and Public Arts Resource Center SPARC.
  • Jamming with Eric Ahlberg and friends at a Venice holiday event. Jamming with Eric Ahlberg and friends at a Venice holiday event.
  • Painting a commission for a true blue UCLA Bruin fan in my Venice Studio.  Painting a commission for a true blue UCLA Bruin fan in my Venice Studio.
  • With my recently completed rendering of Beautiful Downtown Bruinville. With my recently completed rendering of Beautiful Downtown Bruinville.
  • A diehard Bruin and an artist for life. :-) A diehard Bruin and an artist for life. :-)
  • Surrounding by art and music, while warming up for a performance. Surrounding by art and music, while warming up for a performance.
  • Relaxing before a private showing in my art studio. Relaxing before a private showing in my art studio.
  • With artist representative Ken Mitchell at an art opening in Ojai.  With artist representative Ken Mitchell at an art opening in Ojai.
  • With Michelle Phillips at a downtown Los Angeles political rally. With Michelle Phillips at a downtown Los Angeles political rally.
  • At a fireside jam in with blues legend Paul Oscher and Sam Clay. At a fireside jam in with blues legend Paul Oscher and Sam Clay.
  • With Lauri Reimer and Suzy Williams at the Talking Stick, in Venice. With Lauri Reimer and Suzy Williams at the Talking Stick, in Venice.
  • With Jon Bare, Shari Puorto and John Grigsby. With Jon Bare, Shari Puorto and John Grigsby.
  • With The Canaligators at the Summer Soulstice Festival in Santa Monica. With The Canaligators at the Summer Soulstice Festival in Santa Monica.
  • Jamming with the Shoo Flies and friends at a party in the Venice Canals. Jamming with the Shoo Flies and friends at a party in the Venice Canals.
  • Burning the proverbial midnight oil, to complete a commission of the canals. Burning the proverbial midnight oil, to complete a commission of the canals.
  • Rehearsing for a performance in the Venice Canals Rehearsing for a performance in the Venice Canals
  • At a Malibu jam, featuring guitarist Albert Lee. At a Malibu jam, featuring guitarist Albert Lee.
  • With guitarist Albert Lee, after a jam in Malibu. With guitarist Albert Lee, after a jam in Malibu.
  • With a few of my paintings at Very Venice Art Gallery. With a few of my paintings at Very Venice Art Gallery.
  • With the Canaligators at an annual Labor Day event in the Venice Canals. With the Canaligators at an annual Labor Day event in the Venice Canals.
  • Dipsplaying my original paintings at the Montana Avenue Street Festival. Dipsplaying my original paintings at the Montana Avenue Street Festival.