The starting place for these paintings are photographs. I try to create an image that does not necessarily follow logical criteria while at the same time making use of our shared pictorial vocabulary that carries meaning through repeated use. Subjective use of form, line and color are employed to resolve problems that arise in the process of painting. Outlines and simplified form are used to create the image with the least amount of detail. Mistakes and false starts cause the painting to evolve into something unexpected. The intent is not to recreate what is visually perceptible, instead it is to create an image that opens up the possibility for personal associations and connections.


Group Exhibitions


13th Annual Juried Exhibition:  Axis Gallery, Sacramento CA

Notwithstanding:  SF Art Institute

Brushstrokes:  San Luis Obispo Museum of Art


Fresh Works:  Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA 

Figures and Faces:  Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

Third Annual Juried Art Show:  Piedmont Center for the Arts,

Piedmont, CA. 


Fall Drawing Exhibition:  Marin Museum of Contemporary Art,

Marin, CA

Questioning Beauty:  John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts,

Arnold, MD

Connect and Collect:  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,

San Jose CA

Bowery Gallery 24th Annual :  Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY

Bay Area Women Artists:  O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill

Valley, CA

Spring is in the Air:  Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA  

Left Coast Annual:  Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

People:  Sebastopol Center For the Arts, Sebastopol CA

Impulse:  Arc Gallery, San Francisco CA


Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes:  Pacific Art League,

Palo Alto CA

Fresh:  Marin Society of Artists, Ross CA

 9th National Juried Exhibition:  Axis Gallery, Sacramento CA


Left Coast Annual:  Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA


Open Show:  Los Angeles Art Association:  Los Angeles, CA 

Guerilla Show:  Arc Gallery, SF CA

 Masquerade:  Arc Gallery, SF CA


Point of No Return:  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Wonder:  Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA

Face Me:   Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA


Guerrilla Show 2:  Arc Gallery, SF CA



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