Artist’s Statement

I’ve been told that at face value, my images portray a childlike spontaneity full of wacky humor. You may recognize the idiosyncratic whimsy that emerges in my art, portraying the everyday juxtapositions which occur in our society’s styles, interactions and customs.

The sources that inspire me to create come from people, animals, travels and dreams. I love to stumble upon a scene that begs me to capture and record it visually, leaving me with a sense of disbelief and awe in what I’ve just witnessed.

Favorite mediums to work in are painting with acrylic on canvas or board, and monotype printmaking. The latter process intrigues me as it retains the controlled flat surface quality of other printmaking processes, yet it allows a spontaneous means of capturing the painterly textures and effects of the artist’s hand. Masters such a Rembrandt, Gauguin, Matisse, and Degas all experimented with this medium.

My Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art is from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts. I’ve continued my art education at City Collage of San Francisco, Fort Mason Art Center (San Francisco), Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle), Seattle Community College and Portland Community College. I have shown my work in galleries and exhibition spaces in Eugene, San Francisco and Bay area, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Portland.