"The Crow Show" The Studio Gallery, San Diego CA Jan 2015
"No Body, No Evidence, Right?" Group Exhibit at LuminArte Gallery, Dallas Texas Jan 2015
"The Art of Wax" Gallery 902, Santa Fe New Mexico, Nov 2014
"The Winter Show" Luminarte Gallery, Dallas TX Dec 2014
"The Devil in the Straight Line" show at the Audrey Love Gallery, Miami - Oct 2014
"Driven To Abstraction" TVAA Gallery Dallas TX - Sept 2014 Awarded First Place
"Texas, It's A Culture Thing", 3rd Annual Texas Talent Show, LuminArte Gallery Dallas TX - Sept 2014
What River Are you Made of, Standing With Watershed 2014 exhibit San Francisco CA. Sept 2014
CAC Annual Membership Show At Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas TX
Oxide Art Gallery Texas Artist show, Dallas TX
North Lake College Exhibit “ Encaustic Recon”, Dallas TX
Solo Show, Gallery@1300, Dragon Street, Dallas
Dutch Art Gallery Juried Exhibit “Nowhere But Texas, Dallas, TX
IEA International Juried Exhibit, 'Fusion,' Eggman & Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
I currently teach specialty workshops at "The Encaustic Center" in Richardson Texas, (Dallas). Please visit the website The Encaustic Center for more information or contact me directly.
I also teach out of my Studio privately, please contact me for more information.
Much of the work featured on my website is for sale, if interested please contact me directly
Having been born and raised in Northern California, I have always had a deep appreciation and affinity with the sea and the natural beauty of the Northern California coastline. My paintings reflect my bond with nature and deep love of the ocean.
For me, discovery and creative exploration are an essential part of making art. My work is as much about the process of discovery as it is about the articulation of an idea, a feeling or a place. Creating art is an essential part of who I am and my hope is that my work reflects the deep passion and joy I feel when I am painting. In my most recent work, my intent is to explore the diverse landscape of the sea, a watery, sweet, lush landscape, full of vibrant color, and organic shapes.
My current work also intends to convert the process of personal transformation, the journeys that we take as we make our way through life, exploring and addressing our inner most thoughts, feelings and fears, transformation in all forms, both basic and deeply complex. The same concept can be applied to the medium itself, encaustic. For me the transformation of the wax as it is painted and fused onto the canvas, the melding of color, light and shape, express visually the journey, the transformation, the evolution of life and personal growth.
I have explored many different mediums over the years, including mosaic, acrylic and oil paint. Currently I am working primarily with the encaustic medium.