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  Statement

Remote 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.


Biography

 

  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.

 I also 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. 

Selected Exhibitions 

  

■Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica – July 2017

■Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica – April 2015

■Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga - Earth and Water - May 2014

■Red 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

 

2017

La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando – “Wonders of the Desert” May, June, July.   Best of Show Award May, June, July

2016      

■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

2015     

■Brand Library, Burbank – “Brand 43 Works on Paper” – September - October

■La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando – “Water;  Precious and Alluring” – January, February, March

2014     

■La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando – “Natural California Landscapes We Cherish” - November and December.

2012     

■”2012 Paint the Parks” Exhibition, National Parks Service

■Scottsdale Biennale - November

■ Venice Art Walk Auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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