Upcoming 2019 events:
February - July: 103 Auburn Ave, Santa Cruz, CA - Home staging featuring two paintings
May 31 - July 18: Solo show at SCCRTC , 1523 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
June: Solo show at The Satellite Santa Cruz and Digital Media Studio,325 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
June-July: Group show at FE Gallery, 1100 65TH Street, Sacramento, CA
August-September: Solo show at Lulu Carpenters, 1545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
October 1st and 3rd weekends: Open Studios Santa Cruz County, 815-2 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 25 - Dec 20: Solo show at Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
My work comes from observing nature: patterns, color, energy, light, and shadow. I translate aspects of nature and my relationship to it through paint to allow me to connect and experience it in a deeper, more intimate and personal way. I'm drawn to complexities - layers of light and shadow, repetition of forms and patterns, contrasts and forces that push and pull at each other. Painting draws me deeper into the experience and as I work on them a new relationship is created that is not only based on the original inspiration but about the act of painting itself.
Exhibited in various shows in Los Angeles including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery and in the San Francisco bay area.
Teaching: Figure Drawing and Anatomy and drawing classes in Los Angeles from 1987-1995 at Otis College of Art and Design, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles High School for the Arts, and Brentwood Private School.
Education: BFA, San Francisco Art Institute