Previously a resident of Taos, New Mexico, I moved to Eugene last August to be near my family. I have shown in two Taos Galleries and have been juried into several shows in Taos, Los Angeles, and Georgia. Almost all my work, more or less, is driven by past experiences and/or Current events.
I incorporate physical objects, papers, cloth, computer manipulated photos or anything else I find in thrift stores, garage sales and rummaging through junk piles. My works evolve as I manipulate various objects and other media. This process is as important to me as the finished works. As Jasper Johns once said; “you take an object, do something to it, do something else to it, and do something else to it and on and on.”
As one travels thru this process, each change you make results in original interpretations and images. The open expression and strong emotions I feel going through this process causes a cathartic release: a new painting.
• BA in art at California State University, Northridge • MA in education at California State University, San Bernardino • Art director for TV and motion pictures for five years • Art teacher and school administrator, retired • Full-time artist, 2008 to present • Taos Center for the Arts self-portrait juried group show. January and February 2010 • ArtSlant Online Fine Art showcase awards January February and March 2011 • Touchtone Gallery, Taos, NM, juried show, August And September 2011 • Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM: Taos Select, juried art show, October 2011 • I Have the Right, CSU, Dominguez Hills, Picture Art Foundation juried group show November 2011–July 2012 • Tenth Annual Miniature Show and Sale, Millicent Rogers Museum Taos, NM, February 2012 • LaGrange National XXVI Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia, juried group show February 10, 2012– April 20, 2012 • Studio Visit magazine, juried acceptance, published 2012 • World Wide Art Books, juried acceptance, published 2012 International Contemporary Masters, Vol.V, juried acceptance, published 2012 • Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM: Taos Select, juried art show, October 2013 • Emerald Art Center, Annual Juried National Show, Springfield. Oregon May1 to May 31, 2015