Bio

Statement

How a life, a scene, or an object can connect to a personal history, cultivate a thought, provide a deeper meaning or speak to an artistic truth; these are ideas I consider while making work that is aesthetically based on the standard model of western European art history.  I am always searching for the descriptive energy of any scene, person or object, therefore my practice is from direct observation of nature, life model and still life.

Biographical:

Born 1967 in Illinois, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Education:

BFA Fine Arts, Otis Art Institute – Painting, Sculpture, Art History, Art Theory.

Los Angeles Harbor College – Architecture.

 


 

Events and Workshops :

2017- “Drop In Drawing” at Rolling Hills Methodist Church, CA

2015 – Upcoming Summer Painting Workshop at Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC).  More details coming soon.

2015 – Still Life Demonstration and Participation Day, El Segundo Library

2013 – Feature for El Segundo Community Television on the ESAA.

2013 – Figure Drawing Workshop Series, Teaching and Mentor Artist at ESMoA.

 

Shows :

2015

“Summer Concert”, St. Lukes Lutheran, Palos Verdes, CA

“Los Angeles Juried Show”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, CA

“Group Show”, The Loft, San Pedro, CA

“Open Call”, Klaus Center for the Arts, San Pedro, CA

“Art Auction XVI”, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA (Invited)

“Small Works Display”, El Segundo Library, CA

“Day of Art”, Group Show and Paint Out event, Rogers Gardens, Costa Mesa, CA

“Sundays at Two”, at Rolling Hills Methodist Church, Rolling Hills, CA

2014

“Local Color”, Group Show @ The Loft Studios and Gallery, San Pedro, CA

“Stories”, Group Show with El Segundo Art Association.

“Day of Art”, Group Show and Paint Out event, Rogers Gardens, Costa Mesa, CA

“In Motion” Group Show Extended at the converted Lexus Dealership Showspace in Torrance, CA

“Sundays at Two”, Solo show at Rolling Hills Methodist Church, Rolling Hills, CA

2013

“In Motion” Group Show at the converted Lexus Dealership Showspace in Torrance, CA

“The Wildflower Trio”, SOLO SHOW in tandem with Tim Durkovic and company performing Jenni Brandon’s piece at The Church of the Good Shepard, Arcadia CA

“May Flowers”, Group Show with El Segundo Art Association

“Main Street Day”, Community event El Segundo

“Art in the Gardens”, Group Show and Paint Out event, Rogers Gardens, Costa Mesa, CA

“Gestures”, Group Show with El Segundo Art Association

2012

“Art Transcriptions”, SOLO SHOW for season opening of Classical Concert Series, Sundays at Two, Rolling Hills Methodist Church.

“Dazzling.Dynamic.Viewpoints” @ The Artists Studio Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

“Trees and Trails: Landscapes from the Field, SOLO SHOW,The Norris Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

“Pastiche One” @ The Artists Studio Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Malaga Cove Art Show, Palos Verdes, CA

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Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

El Camino College, CA

Medea Gallery, San Pedro, CA

El Segundo Library, El Segundo, CA

Spot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Various Cafes, Restaurants, Local Businesses and Fundraisers

 

Private Collections :

Mark & Peggy Roulette, CA

Secret Garden Inn & Cottages, CA

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Eninger, CA

Jim and Ann Mc Curry, CA

Marianne Farrell, CA

Janice Plank, CA

Mr. & Mrs. Joey Lin, CA

Mr. & Mrs. Freeney, CA

Pauline Falstrom, CA

Karen Doran, CA

Liz and Jerry Lubin, CA

Kamala Burns, KY

Vicky Lecalvez, OH

Roz Templin, CA

The Corner Store, CA

Josh Brown, CA

Bernard DiJare, CA