Places. Big and expansive places. Places where one sees an endless horizon or where the sky and the land become
one. Places where one can see the push, thrust and power inherent in the land. Places where one can see infinite
possibilities. These places and the results of my reaction to these places linger in my thoughts and in my art.
I feel fortunate that I can visit these remote and isolated areas,
study the dynamics of what stands before me and use my knowledge of the elements of art to construct a composition that represents
my consciousness, experience, and understanding of the value and essence of the place.
A native Californian, I'm presently lliving in the Los Angeles area.
I studied art at Pierce College in Los Angeles and California State University in Northridge.
I have participated in many solo exhibitions in galleries throughout Los Angeles and the southwestern
United States. Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica CA; Whites Art Framing and Restoration, Montrose, CA; Old Pueblo Frameworks
and Gallery, Tucson, AZ; Topanga Gallery, Topanga, CA; and Howell Green Fine Arts Gallery, Topanga, CA; are some
of the venues in which I have exhibited.
Museum and university galleries
who have invited me to exhibit include Los Angeles County Museum Art Rental Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles Pierce College, Wildling Museum, Solvang; San Bernardino County Museum, CA; Maturango Museum,
Ridgecrest, CA; and Ventura College Art Galleries, Ventura, CA.
partipate in juried shows and have won many awards. Recently I received the Best of Show award at La Gitana Gallery,
Other awards in juried shows came from the Pastel Society of the West Coast,National Park Service Paint the Parks Program,
San Bernardino County Art Museum, Gallery 825, Thousand Oaks Art Association, Brand Library, City of Thousand Oaks, and Montrose
Verdgo Chamber of Commerce.
I have been awarded a residency during the
the summer of 2019 at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico located in Taos.
Gallery, Santa Monica – July 2017
Gallery, Santa Monica – April 2015
■Topanga Canyon Gallery,
Topanga - Earth and Water - May 2014
Brick Gallery, Ventura –“ Metamorphosis’ - January, February and March 2013
■ Old Pueblo Frameworks and Gallery, Tucson – Featured Artist - January 2009.
■ Whites Art Framing and Restoration, Montrose - Recent Work - November 2007
■ Howell Green Fine Arts Gallery – Topanga - June, July 2006
■ Howell-Green Fine
Arts Gallery - Topanga “New Work” 2005
■ Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – January - May 2004
■ Howell-Green Fine Arts Gallery, Topanga - “Extraordinary Landscapes” October 2003
■ Village Square Gallery, Montrose - “Four
Artists” October 2003
Whites Gallery, Montrose -”Pastel Perfection” 2003
■ “Landscapes on Paper”, Atelier Gallery, Los Angeles October 2003
■ Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks -
“Pencil, Paint, Pastel” September 2002
Selected Invitational or Juried Group Exhibitions
Gitana, San Fernando – “Wonders of the Desert” May, June, July. Best of Show Award May,
■Wildling Museum, Solvang – “Celebrating
the National Parks of California” June – September
■TAG Gallery Santa Monica – August
■ Pastel Society of the West Coast “Pastel USA 2016” - October - Waif Mullins Award
■La Galeria Gitano, San Fernando –
“American West; Its People Its History and its Landscapes” - May, June July
■Brand Library, Burbank – “Brand 43 Works on Paper” – September - October
Galeria Gitana, San Fernando – “Water; Precious and Alluring” – January, February, March
■La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando –
“Natural California Landscapes We Cherish” - November and December.
■”2012 Paint the Parks” Exhibition, National Parks Service
Biennale - November
■ Venice Art Walk Auction