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The starting place for these paintings is the photograph.  I try to create a representation of reality that does not necessarily follow logical criteria.  Subjective use of form, line and color are employed to resolve problems that arise in the process of painting.  The flattening of space in the photograph is emphasized.  Mistakes and false starts cause the painting to evolve into something unexpected.   The intent is not recreate what is visually perceptible, instead it is to create an image that opens up the possibility for personal associations and connections.

 

                         

Group Exhibitions

2016

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. 

2015      

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

2014      

Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes:  Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA

 Fresh:  Marin Society of Artists, Ross CA

 9th National Juried Exhibition:  Axis Gallery, Sacramento CA 2014

Left Coast Annual:  Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA

2013      

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

Guerilla Show:  Arc Gallery, SF CA

 Masquerade:  Arc Gallery, SF CA

2012      

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

Wonder:  Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA2012

Face Me:   Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA

2011      

Guerrilla Show 2:  Arc Gallery, SF CA

 

Education

Art Students League:  New York City, NY

University of California at Los Angeles:  BA Philosophy