Selected Works - ArtBeat Salon, Berkley, CA Aug-Sep 2017
Selected Works - Ansel Adams Showroom Mono Inn, Lee Vining, Ca Jul 2017
Night and Day - Campfire Gallery, San Francisco, CA Oct 2015
In Visible Peripheral - Kuhl Gallery, Oakland, CA Sep-Nov 2014
Portfolio Paintings - Studios Eleven, Oakland, CA Apr 2014
Recent Work - Abbraccio, Oakland, CA Oct 2012
Boisterous Debris - United State, Sacramento, CA Apr 2010
Hidden in Plain Sight - Accident Gallery, Arcata, CA Mar 2008
First Saturdays - Bella Star, Arcata, CA Feb 2006
First Fridays - Bella Star, Eureka, CA Nov- Dec 2005
Recent Works - Humboldt State University, Arcata, Ca Oct 2005
Chocolate and Art Show - SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA Dec 2017
It Came From Oakland - Glamarama, Oakland, CA Jun 2014
First Fridays - Coeur Gallery, Portland, OR Jun 2010
5 Year Anniversary - Accident Gallery, Arcata, CA Mar 2010
An Honorable Detachment -Accident Gallery, Arcata, CA Feb 2008
Outsider Artists - Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, NC Jun 2008
The Circus Show - Verge Gallery, Sacramento, CA Sep 2008
Gallery / Alternative Representation:
GetArtUp - San Francisco, CA 2013- Present
Artistspot.org - LosAngeles, CA 2011 - present
20x200.com - Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY 2007- 2012
Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA 2006- 2010
Design / Commission Work:
Citizen Space Mural - Citizen Space, San Francisco, CA 2014
Surfboard Mural Project - Polynesian Hostel, Waikiki, HI 2009
CD design - Strix Vega 2008
E Magazine - cover with story- Eureka, CA 2008
'Man is an animal, which, alone amongthe animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.' -Alexander G Bell
I am interested in working through an image whilst in the process of painting on a surface. The first objects of the image are scenes from nature: trees, mountains and animals. The scene slowly fills with solid shapes and perfect lines; objects of human conception. I am showing the act of contemplation as man slowly imparts his development over and around the established nature. What remains in the end is an image exhibiting tension between man and nature, a scene wherethe two are wrapped up in a chaotic commotion.
I use a broad array of mediums to create a painting, but I prefer watercolor and gouache on paper. In my paintings, watercolor is used to create faded landscapes, while gouache is used as the foreground medium, so I can push line and color. When combined, my images become vibrant displays of graphic subjects existing in a dream state.
In my painting titled ‘Cloud Dancer’ I have displayed a heron landing on a bulging mass of abstracted shapes. The idea is to innocently interact elements of nature with the new, intangible onset of human growth. I want the viewer to cringe when he or she sees a natural element close to its demise while new, artificial growth overshadows the landscape.
Interest in original work and prints can be directed to the email listed above.