Some passing thoughts about me and my web sites ....
First, why two sites? The best answer is that this site is about me, my art, how I feel about it, and what my background is, why I make art. This is a good place for me to introduce new work, recent awards, upcoming shows and the like. I hope you will check back often.
The second site, Vertu Fine Art Gallery, is the web presence for my brick and mortar Vertu Fine Art Gallery where several other fine artists display their work. I hope you visit both the virtual space as well as the brick-and-mortar (well, actually, adobe!) space, as they are both inhabited by some truly fine artists, and both allow you to experience what I feel is truly "Excellence in Southwestern Fine Art ™". The website at Vertu Fine Art Gallery also features an online shopping cart for my work as well as for selected works of the other artists at the Gallery.
Oh, and your question about the weather link on this site — I am an inveterate weather watcher and have a Davis weather station atop my house that I and many friends check frequently.