About The Artist
I paint women, landscapes, florals and abstracts in a fluid representational style that vacillates between impressionist, expressionist and allusive.
I see beauty in everything and strength in diversity, so I paint to illuminate those things. I find inspiration in the ocean, nature, landscapes and people. My iPhone stores scores of reference photos that enable me to incubate ideas and turn “what is” into “what ifs”.
I have little interest in the photorealistic reproduction of what already exists beautifully in the world. I want my paintings to bring joy or a smile, or elicit a new train of thought and consideration. I want to shift the paradigm and illustrate my subjects from a new perspective. I like to paint in layers, accentuate textures and use a variety of media, knives, brushes, hotel key cards and my fingers.
Shows and Exhibits
California Emerging Artists
Open Mind Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Four by Fours
Threshold Art Gallery, Redlands, CA
First United, Costa Mesa, CA
Solo Show and Exhibition
City of Costa Mesa Senior Community Center, Costa Mesa, CA
October through December 2018
Segerstrom Center for The Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
Surf City Arts Fest
Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach Art Center
November through December 2018
Black Umbrella Art Gallery, Garden Grove, CA
February through April 2019