My paintings are an ongoing narrative exploring the marking of time, and the space in-between. As individuals, how do we define this element of being?

Drawing from references to mythology and biology, I build a visual language that is multi layered and repetitive, seeking to render in form that which is inherently intangible.

To experience the work is an investment, a quiet time, a conversation that will continue to evolve because of time.

Meditative,

complex,

minute in detail...

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Months

in the making...

Time is a central component to my painting process. From the concept to the execution, each piece takes many months to complete. Technically challenging because of the amount of detail, each piece becomes a journey unto itself, a personal Odysseus.

I paint freehand. No projections or stencils are employed. My tools are varied and sometimes unconventional, ranging from tiny detailing brushes, porcupine quills, insulin needles and syringes. Recently, I have begun to experiment with light refraction, adhering minute crystals to the canvas, another level of complexity.

To me the challenge is to create a work that is chameleonic, transitional, changing depending on when and how it is viewed. My experience also changes: there is a time during creation when the painting finds its voice and becomes the navigator, often changing course to reach the end. That is never my decision, the end.

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Exhibitions

 

2018

        • Memory and Perception- Marin MOCA- Novato, CA

        • Marin Open Studios 

        • Solo Show- Throckmorton Theatre- Mill Valley, CA

2017

        • Open Studios- ICB Building- Sausalito, CA

 

2016

        • Group Show- Silverado Resort- Napa, CA 

2014

        • Group Show- Trefethen Winery- Napa, CA 

        • Group Show- Wall Gallery- Dallas, TX 

        • Group Show- Gallery 414-  Fort Worth TX 

        • Solo Show- Jefferies- Dallas, TX 

        • Group Show- Wall Gallery- Dallas, TX 

2013

        • Group Show- The Artist Showplace- Dallas, TX 

        • Group Show- Silverado Resort- Napa, CA

        • Group Show- Rutherford Ranch Winery- St. Helena, CA

        • Napa Open Studios- CA 

 

2012

        • Group Show- Artisans Collective- Dallas, TX

        • Napa Open Studios- CA 

        • Group Show- Cindy Raleigh Gallery- Oakland, CA 

        • Group Show- Echo Gallery- Calistoga, CA 

 

2011

        • Solo Show- Chow Restaurant- Lafayette, CA 

        •Group Show- Orinda Country Club- CA