After losing our home to a wildfire in 2008, and then buying a home with a beautiful garden, I realized that my interests in geology and the natural world are really about the inevitability of change. Geology is the study of how the earth uplifts and erodes, and plants evolve every day. These processes are the inspiration for my paintings. The fire taught me about change, and to appreciate beauty in life when you have it.
B.A., University of Colorado
Art studies with Rick Stich, James Armstrong, Lauryn Taylor, Bob Burridge, Tony Askew and Rafael Perea de la Cabada.
Exhibiting at 10 West Gallery in Santa Barbara March - May 15 and July 22 - Sept. 19, 2021, 10westgallery.com.
May - July, 2014: "My Back Yard," Leigh Block Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
June-Aug., 2013: "Abstracts Inspired by Nature," PORCH, Carpinteria, CA.
March-April, 2011: Gallery U @ Salon U, Santa Barbara, CA
March, 2010: "Lines & Layers," Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA
November, 2008: "Surfaces and Strata," The Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Selected Juried Group Exhibitions
July, 2020: "Feria al Andalusia" online benefit for Casa del Herrero, Montecito, CA.
Dec., 2019: "Hundred Grand," Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
Sept. 2019: The Other Art Fair L.A.
May, 2019: "Working Titles," Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, Susan Bush, Juror. First Prize.
May, 2018: "Art Matters," Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA.
Feb. - April, 2017: "Abstract Open III," Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, Lynn Holley, Juror.
Jan., 2017: "Abstract 10: Synergies," Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara.
Sept., 2016: "ArtWalk" Featured Artist, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Nov., 2015: "ArtSEE," Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, Dug Uyesaka, Juror. First Prize.
May, 2015: "Edges," Casa Magazine Gallery, Santa Barbara. Rafael de la Cabada, Juror.
April - May, 2015: "Multivision," TVSB Media Arts Center, Santa Barbara. Nancy Gifford, Juror.