My painting method uses the concepts developed originally by the early Surrealist Movement in American art, who employed automatism to create a dialogue between unconscious impulses and purposeful “left-brain” deliberation.
I sometimes work with my brushes attached to long sticks, seeking to blend random actions with controlled, intentional ones to gradually reveal the images that appear in my paintings.
I often work on more than one painting at a time, which allows me to avoid over-valuing certain aspects of my works in progress and come back to pieces with a fresh perspective.
1998-2002 studied with James Jarvaise EXHIBITIONS:2005 Members Show SCIAC, Camarillo , CA. 2nd Place 2-D2005 On Site At The Gate, Angels Gate Cultural Ctr., San Pedro, CAjuried by Lynn Zelevansky, Curator of Contemporary Art LACMA2004 Mentor To Many Studio Channel Islands Gallery, Camarillo, CAcurated by Hiroko Yoshimoto2004 Open National Exhibtition, Long Beach Arts, L.Beach, CA2004 The Art of Movement Studio Channel Islands Gallery, Camarillo, CA. -Third Place 2-D, juried by Walter Askin2003 Solo Exhibit The Floating World Studio Channel Islands, Hall Gallery,Camarillo, CA.2002 Collage/Assemblage USA, Ventura, CA --Award Of Merit2001 Member Show SCIAC, Camarillo, CA --Honorable Mention Award2001 Solo Exhibit, The Upstairs Gallery, Ventura, CA2001 Solo Exhibit, The Studio Gallery,, Oxnard, CA2001 Gallery 2, Collage and Assemblage USA , Ventura, CA2001 Elemental Shapes 3 Women Artists, OKeeffe Gallery, SCIAC, CA2001 TOAA Juried show, Thousand Oaks, CA2000 Gallery 2, National Small Works Show, Ventura, CA2000/1997 The Carnegie Art Museum, A Classics Competition, Oxnard, CA2000 Juried Member Show, Studio Channel Islands Gallery Camarillo, CA,
New Revolutions 2019 Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA Award 1st Place
The Next Big Thing 2018 Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo July 7th 2018 juried by Peter Frank
The NextBig Thing 2019 Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Connections 2019 Pop Up Exhibit The Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA
Work included in the permanent collection of
The Carnegie Art Museum
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