Painting and illustration take me back to childhood. . . when narratives solved questions and mysteries were around every corner.


My interest in art was obvious at a very early age and fostered by family who enjoy artistic expression. I try to infuse my experiences, my travels, and my studies, into the way I illustrate and paint. My subject matter captures particular moments in time, beautiful color, architecture, landscapes, seascapes, urban scapes, animals and people. As the artist I choose and edit the scenes, setting the stage for viewers to bring their imaginations and private meanings to these places.

I have studied with noted artists Cindy Marsh and Jordon Pope.

I studied Commercial Art/Illustration at California State University, Northridge (1985-1987); Architecture and Interior Design at California Polytechnic University of San Luis Obispo (1983-1985) and Architecture at Pierce College, California (1980-1982). Additionally I have continued my education in the Multimedia/Internet Design fields at Ojai Digital Arts Center, and Multimedia, Internet Design, Business Marketing at UCSB (1989- present).  As a graphic designer in the Los Angeles area, I worked in a variety of industries, in marketing and advertising. After moving to Santa Barbara in 1987, I opened Wolf Design (1988-present), serving many Southern California small businesses and large national and international companies launching their images and brands. In 1993 (thru 2000), I accepted a position as  Art Director for Mentor Corporation. From there I expanded my expertise in the medical products industry. My work has won some 30+ awards over the years.

Paintings available for sale.

Also, available for commissions and collaborations.

Please take a look at the Gallery and let's Talk!


California Art Club
Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Santa Barbara Advertising Federation

Artwalk 2013, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Artwalk 2012, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Artwalk 2011, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Artwalk 2009, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Hospice Auxiliary 1999, Millennium Mask Project and Book, Santa Barbara, CA.
Fairfax Trolley Transportation Services 1987, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
CSUN 1985-1987, Fine Art Exhibits
Promenade Galleria 1981, Woodland Hills, CA.

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, UK
Barbara Green, Santa Barbara, CA
Dave and Christi Young, Santa Barbara, CA
Doug and Beth Fortman-Brand, Moorpark, CA