About the Artist
I consider myself a contemporary/abstract landscape painter - sometimes including architecture.
Oil paint is my primary medium because I find that it offers the most intense color experience due to its layering ability and inherent rich depth of color.
Watercolor, pastel, and graphite are also favorites because of their immediacy and short drying time. Most of my paintings are done on site/out doors, sometimes being completed in my studio in Marina, CA.
My artistic training has been primarily self study, with regular workshops and classes, and painting with other artists. I am a native of northern Wisconsin , but have lived in California for most of my adult life, and I consider it home.
Selected art work: Haute Enchilada Gallery - Moss Landing CA.
Note cards: RT Press
Seeking Eden: James Fitzgerald in Monterey - a discussion on watercolor techniques in the artist's work - Monterey Museum of Art, 4:00 PM, April 16, 2022
Group Show - The Lyndon Gallery, The Sea Ranch, CA. Feb 1-28, 2022.
Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition, Oct 28 - Dec 19, 2021.
Monterey County Arts Habitat Open Studio Tour, Oct 16 -17,2021. Showing at Pessagno Winery Tasting Room, 1645 River Road, Salinas, CA 11AM - 5 PM
Monterey County Arts Habitat Open Studio Tour, Oct 23 - 24, 2021. Showing at Odonata Winery Tasting Room, 645 River Road, Salinas, CA 11AM - 5 PM
Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition, Nov 12- Dec 17, 2020 www.montereyart.org
Steinbeck Country United Juried Art Exhibition, August 1- Oct 30, 2020, The National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA.
Meet the Artist - January 25, 2020, 2-5 PM, Haute Enchilada Gallery, Moss Landing, CA.
Painting from Porches - Plein Air Festival hosted by the Cooper Molera Adobe, Sept 20 -22, 2019
Miniatures Exhibit - Benefiting the Monterey Museum of Art, Nov 7 - Dec 15, 2019
June 10, 2019: Participating illustrator in the "6 Word Story Contest" hosted by The Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA.
Batik Workshop - April 27, 2019 - The Lyceum, Monterey, CA. www.lyceum.org
Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition - Nov 3 - Dec 16, 2018
Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - October 6 & 7, 2018, located at Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Porter Ranch House, 103 Hall Road, Watsonville, CA.
Batik Workshop - May 19, 2018 - The Lyceum, Monterey, CA. www. lyceum.org
Monterey Museum of Art - Miniatures Exhibition- Nov 3- Dec 17, 2017 www.montereyart.org
Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - Sept 23-24, 2017 - Monterey, CA. artshabitat.org
Batik Workshop - April 1, 2017 - The Lyceum, Monterey, CA. www.lyceum.org
Batik Workshop - March 11, 2017 - PENWAG - Peninsula Wearable Art Guild, Campbell, CA. www.penwag.org