About

I was raised in Southern California and began drawing and painting at a young age. Inspired by sixties concert posters, album covers and Pop Art, I studied Advertising Design and Illustration at Northern Arizona University and Art Center. After college I pursued a 30+ year career in San Francisco as an advertising art director. Now I’m enjoying “advertising recovery” and a return to art-making. My studio is located in the ICB Building on the historic waterfront in Sausalito.

Statement

The two primary components of my art are autobiographical and observational. On the one hand, I source imagery from various aspects of myself and my history such as experience in the world of advertising, cross-cultural encounters and past travels, both real and imaginary. On the other, I incorporate impressions of daily life such as the chaos of urban density and din, technology’s disorienting impact on our senses and random details, graphics and things momentarily noticed in passing. Painting with acrylic on wood panels, the focus is on abstraction and how the elements of color, pattern, shape and texture create visual surprise when presented in unexpected combinations.

Exhibitions

2021 Las Lagunas Art Gallery Show “Purely Abstract”
2021 The Artist Alliance Show “Imaginary Travel”
2021 The Artist Alliance Show “Terrain”
2020 The de Young Open
2019 Jen Tough Gallery “Wild Things”
2019 O’Hanlon Center for the Arts “Something About Lines”
2019 Marin Open Studios
2019 ICB Winter Open Studios
2017 ICB Winter Open Studios
2016 Toad Fish Gallery, Sausalito
2015 Sausalito Library Summer Show
2015 Locals Tasting Room, Geyserville, CA
2015 ICB Winter Open Studios
2014 ICB Winter Open Studios
2013 ICB Winter Open Studios