Welcome to my web site! I am a professional artist with 25 years of experience and a major crush on cycling. Please visit the portfolio for a look at my extensive work on public, commercial and residential murals and paintings on canvas. If you are interested in commissioning artwork please contact me. I love to travel, especially wherever there are friendly people, good trails and bike races!
Stepping out my front door in Goleta I pointed myself west and started walking knowing I would come upon a path that led to the beach. The chaparral around the sleepy, windswept dune beaches of Goleta are a maze of dirt paths – and single track for mtbs! So if you keep your eye on the sun they will lead, one way or another, to the shore. As the paved options gave way to the brush I came upon this:
Rather unassuming invitation into the dry grass right?
Wrong. Atop the hill I found paradise.
Food glorious food! Glorious people growing their own food!
Where baby Chinese eggplants come from
Someone is doing something right. It turned out to be the community garden for the families living in grad student housing at UCSB
A nice place to stop and ponder
I don’t know what these are but they are fantastic. They look like plastic space flowers but they are very real!
Some are just getting started, thank you
While others are beautifully organized
Gorgeous in every respect
“If I hold very still you won’t see me plotting to thieve upon the lovely lettuces.”
Hiding in the cool of the Kale
Hallowe’en around the corner!
Sweet peas anyone?
A seat in the shade of the vines. There are little grapes in there too.
Soaking up the sun
It was hard for me to not steal these – boysenberries, my favorite all time fruit and impossible to find in stores because they are too fragile to ship very far.
Again, don’t know what it is besides pretty
Fried green tomatoes? We too can do this – yes we can!
This is the dream and The Solution…
…To the problem (all in the same shot – look closely above)
The path home. Another day, another blessing. It gives one hope. I’ll go to the beach tomorrow.