Art with a Sense of Adventure
Everything has a story and art has the power to show fresh perspectives, to push past misperceptions and find beauty and intrigue where it is least expected.
I've always been drawn to the gritty side of town and just the thought of exploring an abandoned building makes my heart race. Rust, peeling paint, the touch of a street artist's hand on a warehouse wall all make me want to strip the layers away and dig deeper.
No matter what the subject is my creative style delivers a distinctive urban vibe (I can’t really explain this...it just is). And it all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – gorgeous color, graffiti, and decay – adding details that help tell our unique stories.
Painting is my first love. Painfully shy in high school, art became a way for me to communicate and express myself without fear. I couldn’t get enough and when the art building was closed I would sneak in through a window to paint. Eventually I was given a key and the title of art room manager – an artist was born.
Over the years I also studied graphic design and photojournalism, both of which have significantly influenced my art. I am most known for my representational mixed media work that combines painting and original images which I hand print using an image transfer process, giving the work a modern edgy look. More recently I have been focused on abstract painting, drawing inspiration from one of the great abstractionists, Helen Frankenthaler.
Currently based in the Palm Springs area, I have been a featured artist in CB2 stores and I primarily show my work through online galleries, as wells as in various venues in California, including SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason