About

ARTIST STATEMENT

While I have work in many collections, selling paintings has seemed secondary to my own process of breaking through self imposed barriers and developing a personal vision.

Painting is a liberating process – it can free the subconscious mind with surprising rewards and help me transcend personal aesthetic limitations.  When I begin to paint I hold a vague idea, but the vision soon breaks down as I respond to the effect of the last stroke.  Intuition and memory are my guides, and the evolving imagery is “found” by the process of painting. 

I try to heed my belief that art should be, in some sense, confrontational, so the evolution of a piece usually “finds” a personal narrative, often referring to my reaction to events of the day.  For the viewer, meaning lies somewhere in the tension between ambiguity and certainty as well as line, shape and color. 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

 2014 – present; Kenneth B Gallery, Florence, OR

2014 – present; Gallery 903, Portland, OR

2013 – Jacobs Gallery, Mayor’s Art Show (juried), Juror’s Award SOLD; Eugene, OR

2013 – Triad/Windermere Gallery (group); Seal Rock, OR

2012 – Jacobs Gallery, Mayor’s Art Show (juried); Eugene, OR

2010 – Jacobs Gallery, Mayor’s Art Show (juried), Board Pres. Award; Eugene, OR

2006, 05, 04, 03 – Silver Lining Gallery, Protest Art Shows; Florence, OR

2005 – Triad Gallery, Food for Thought (group), mixed media paintings; Seal Rock, OR

2003 – Axis Gallery, New Work; Florence, OR

2002 – Axis Gallery, Recent Paintings; Florence, OR

2001 – Triad Gallery, Recent Paintings; Seal Rock, OR

1999 – Triad Gallery, Non-objective landscapes; Seal Rock, OR

1997 – Maude Kerns Gallery, Abstract Concepts (group); Eugene, OR

Employment

Atelier Mourlot, NYC; Apprentice

Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles; Lithographer (printed Johns, Rauschenberg, Stella, et al)

University of Oregon; Guest instructor, plate lithography

Bay Street Productions; Founding partner, designer of handscreened wallpaper

Henderson Signs; Graphic designer, illustrator & sign maker

Images NOT for personal use.