I started drawing before I was of school age, as many do, and found that I am happiest with a combination of movement and art. Those have been the two loves of my life. My professional training in Graphic Design has provided me with a strong foundation in composition and color, which spills over into my love of painting. I have been involved in sports my entire life and have an undeniable appreciation of the art of human movement.
I love humor and whimsy and frequently put this into my art. Sometimes humor accidentally finds its way in while I’m busy cleaning my brushes. I present characters who I find lovable, for better or for worse. I may start with one story about what the scene entails, but as I paint, the characters sometimes change direction.
I earned my Bachelor degree in Physical Education after toying with the idea of art school. The lack of Physical Education jobs when I graduated drove me in the direction of graphic design and art. This has proven to be a great combination for me.
2018 The Good Day Cafe, Vallejo CA
2017 Wisdom/Art/Power; Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, Vallejo CA
2016 Tim Rose Gallery, Mare Island, Vallejo CA
2015 Day of The Dead, Artiszen Cultural Center for the Arts, Vallejo CA
2014 Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo CA
2013 Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo CA
2012 Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo CA
2010 Art Explosion, Fairfield CA
2009 Art Explosion, Fairfield CA
2008 Art Explosion, Fairfield CA
2008 Vallejo City Hall, Vallejo CA
2008 Georgia Street Grill, Vallejo CA
2008 Off The Mark Studio, Vallejo CA
2005-2007 Annual Napa Valley Harvest Festival
Napa Town and Country Fair 2009 – 3rd Place – “The Jazz Band”
Napa Town and Country Fair 2009 – 4th Place – “Still Good Friends”