Artist Statement – Biography – Resume

This is my short list of Shows and Programs, Artist Statement, Biography and Resume.

Statement

I start my painting process with every intention to make some kind of ridiculous mess. I do my best to give no consideration about how it will turn out, mainly because I can’t care. What I mean by that is if I care too much about the outcome, then I can’t follow the paintings lead and I’d have to do it my way. I won’t remain in that space of responding and creating and I lose being shown how to coax the painting into becoming what it is. 

Once a painting is complete, then I care about it a lot. Paintings are important and become the body of work that should survive over time. My paintings are not simply depictions of things. They are a record of my visual language in response to what is seen and felt, guided by a poetic sensibility. – December 2019

From the soil, the flower blossoms.   From the noise the song is plucked.  – May 2019

Biographical:

Born 1967, 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.

Associations & Memberships:

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, (LPAPA)

California Art Club (CAC)


Events and Workshops :

2019 – Artist Interview for Pastimes for a Lifetime. Read the Interview By Clicking Here.

2018 – Judges Choice Award, Mendocino Open Paint Out Participant,  Mendocino Art Center

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

2015 – Summer Painting Workshop at Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC).  (Invited)

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

2013 – Feature for El Segundo Community Television of El Segundo Art Association.

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

Shows :

2019

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) From Dusk till Dawn, Online Gallery

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) 13th annual Less is More, Online Gallery

“Art Auction XVII”,  Long Beach Museum of Art, CA.

2018

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

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 :

The Oakbrook Brass Ensemble, CA

Rick & Lynne Morrow, OH

Jonathan Chute, CA

Thyra Endicott, CA

Private Estate, NJ

Ray & Gail Roulette, CA

Patrick Breene, CA

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

Cary Freeny, 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