About The Artist
I have been making both landscape and figurative paintings. My own unlikely path to this creative life and the choices they have entailed, seem to surface metaphorically in both. The landscape pieces are imagery with thickets and bramble through the seasons, and sometimes what is growing in my garden. My figurative paintings began as observations on solitude, a necessary condition for creative work. Now they seem to be dissolving to accommodate a churning of the interior landscape, and in the process, integrating landscape elements. There are also small and large still-life paintings being worked out for resolution in the studio, as well as oil sketches and studies of masterworks. Drawings, large and small, as well as a few printmaking successes round out my portfolio as this time. Please visit my website deepening.net if you have a moment!
My fine art training has been almost exclusively at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA. I studied there close to full time for a period of eight years, taking classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, art history and figure sculpture. I had the privilege of studying painting with Chester Arnold, and figure drawing with Tron Bykle. My work has been juried into several group shows in Marin and Sonoma counties, with the highest distinction being a piece selected by the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2020. My first solo show was in 2016. In addition to working in my studio, I currently teach two drawing classes at the College of Marin through their Community Education division.
My studio is in my home. I will be showing at the Falkirk for MoS 2023!
Falkirk Cultural Center
1408 Mission Avenue at E Street San Rafael, CA 94901
The Falkirk Cultural Center is a beautiful building, and I will be sharing this amazing space with three other artists. There is free 2-hour parking spots, downhill from the mansion, and across from the public library.
Exhibitions & Press
1. DI ROSA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Sonoma, CA
Exhibition Title: ’True North’
Jurors: Chester Arnold, Ashwini Bhat and Chandra Cerrito
Scope: Open call to artists from four Bay Area counties—Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano Selection: 43 pieces chosen from over 1,400 submissions
Show dates: Dec16, 2022 – Jan 22, 2023
2. DE YOUNG MUSEUM, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition Title: ’The de Young Open’
Jurors: Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu and Mildred Howard Scope: Open call to artists from all nine Bay Area counties Selection: 877 pieces chosen from over 10,000 submissions Show dates: Oct 10, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021
3. FALKIRK CULTURAL CENTER, San Rafael, CA
Exhibition Title: ‘Women Painting Women’
Scope: Group show of four women painters
Selection: From a proposal submitted by co-exhibitor Ayris Hatton Show dates: Jan 10, 2020 – Feb 7, 2020
4. MARIN COUNTY FAIR, San Rafael, CA
Scope: A widely diverse and dense fine art installation Show dates: Jul 1, 2019 – July 5, 2019
5. MARIN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Novato, CA
Exhibition Title: ‘Contemporary Landscape’ Juror: Chester Arnold
Scope:Winter National Juried Show
Show dates: Dec 2, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
6. GALLERY ROUTE ONE, Pt. Reyes Station, CA
Exhibition Title: ‘Beginnings’
Juror: Chester Arnold
Scope: GRO’s 32 Annual Juried Show 2017 Show dates: Jan 27, 2017 – Feb 19, 2018
Awarded ‘Best of Show’ by the PETALUMA ARTS CENTER for a group show called “Walls” in 2019 for “Shall our Blood Fail”.
Awarded First Prize in the Oil Painting category, Marin County Fair, for “A December Bouquet”, in 2019. *sold*
Awarded ‘Best of Show’ by Gallery Route One for a group show called “Beginnings” in 2018 for “In my beginning is my end.” *sold*
Awarded ‘Artist of the Year’ by Marin County Fair, in 2017.