As a full-time painter and printmaker exhibiting regularly across the United States, I have shown in more than 350 juried group shows, nationally attended art fairs and festivals. Solo exhibits have taken place in museum, gallery, and college venues. My work has received numerous awards and is held in private collections, corporate and permanent city collections

As a full-time painter and printmaker exhibiting regularly across the United States, I have shown in more than 350 juried group shows, nationally attended art fairs and festivals. Solo exhibits have taken place in museum, gallery, and college venues. My work has received numerous awards and is held in private collections, corporate and permanent city collections

 

The development of my work has been an ongoing and intuitive journey, a record of experimentation, improvisation and exploration. I work in my own 1300 square foot studio (MUSE Ranch) in a variety of mediums; encaustics, a secco paintings, monotypes. My focus is on combinations of subtle layered, implied textural surfaces using geometric order and random mark making while building up layers of translucent and opaque color that invite the viewer to gaze into. 

Working on several pieces simultaneously, I allow a dialog to develop among pieces while exploring both experimental and deliberate actions. Content is not literal or representational, but rather a response to subconscious and conscious process. A cycle of deconstruction and reconstruction continues until the piece becomes relevant for me. I can relate this to a meditative, sensual and intuitive journey into boundless space.

Throughout the process, the work is always changing while the quietly contemplative pieces shift focus from structure and color to the subtleties of texture and layering, to suggest a history, a balance of intellect and senses. The result is a luscious surface and aesthetic contemplative arrangement.

I hope to capture one’s interest and appreciation of both order and unpredictable occurrences and lead the mind into an awareness of minimal narrative content, making time and place indeterminable, but familiar. Hopefully, the viewer is given an intimate relationship to the work and a greater sensitivity without a literal interpretation result.