ABOUT

“I live for creative inspiration, and currently feel blessed.” San Francisco has been my home since the early ’80’s when I came here to finish my education at the San Francisco Art Institute. Fast forward to 2019 - I still love and practice art daily. I work hard in photography, painting, and the combination of the two.
Timeline 2020 Where does one begin to summarize this year? For a photographer “sheltering in place” had serious limitations. I tried to make the most of it here in the Bay Area. ArtSpring provided a platform and inspiration for me to create a new body of work, “Landscape and Memory”. This I did in my photo studio, which I rarely shoot in, I mostly post process and encaustic painting there. I continued to photograph the Ocean and made new discoveries at low tide, a study in form and flow. All taken at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. ﷯ 2018 2018 was a year of many new opportunities. SeaGlass 52 was included in the San Francisco Decorators Showcase. It was a dream fulfilled. My largest scale paintings were featured in a solo show in Oakland this fall, thanks to Slate Art. 2017 My SeaGlass series was shown in May at Julie Nester Gallery in a duo show called “Tranquility”, followed by a group show at Slate Contemporary this summer titled “Water Works”. The final solo show this year, “Color Of Wind” is at Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto, CA and combines both large scale painting and photography. ﷯ 2015 More painting, more oceans, more........inspiration. 2014 Acrylic painting on canvas. The summer of 2014 I found 6 big canvases (5 feet) on Craig's List. They were not expensive and not intimidating. I’ve attempted oil painting every few years since I was a teenager, hardly ever finishing one. I paint in my mind endlessly. The fast dry time with acrylic was more in keeping with the instant drying of the encaustic and now I’m on the 12th painting, all large. Someday I might even show them to you!!! 2013 The Ocean series begin on the Oregon coast in September. Since then and 10’s of thousands of images later I’ve traveled most of the Pacific coast and Puerto Rico. 2012 Encaustic Painting (no photo), the ultimate challenge for me, the next needed step in my creative process. 2004 Digital photography has arrived and I suddenly see color, about the same time I start using encaustic and combining the two mediums, which I still do today. 2003 Black and white, sepia tones, last days in the darkroom. 1992-2003 Hand colored infrared-mostly panoramic - lot’s of publishing (Google has archived it for me)

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