About The Artist
Doing art is the way I have always integrated experiences; bringing the outside to the inside, the inside to the outside, the invisible to the visible. It is a powerful vehicle for me and I love working on that ambiguous edge. My drawings lean towards the representational, my paintings pushing into more numinous realms, the sculptural pieces spanning both. Currently I am interested in incorporating materials into my work that have had a former function; ephemera, maps, tickets etc, bringing bits of memory and experience into the work. I am also exploring themes of routes and lines, how we are connected through time and space by visible and invisible strands of communication lines, blood lines, shipping lines, boundaries, mark making, harmonies. . . the variety of trails that make up the constellations of our lives. The practice of art making is a constant process of renewal and discovery and the surprises on the canvas can sustain us as artists. I feel very fortunate to have found this practice early in my life.
I primarily work in drawing and painting mediums at the ICB in Sausalito and live in West Marin. I taught studio art and art history for 30 years and more recently I have returned full time to my own work. I have paintings in private and corporate collections around the country and participate in numerous exhibits. I have a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and an M.A. from the University of San Francisco.
480 Gate Five Road, Sausalito, CA
BFA San Francisco Art Institute
MA University of San Francisco/Lone Mountain
Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, Wood, Fiber