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Education:

University of Hawaii BFA Drawing and Painting

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Selected Art Awards & Exhibits:

2018 First Place, Sonoran Desert Plein Air Festival, Peoria, AZ

2018 First Place Acrylic, Glendale Arts Council, Glendale, AZ

2018 Best of Show, Arizona Artists Guild Winter Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ

2017 Earth Songs, Solo Exhibit, (9) The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2017 Arizona Artists Guild Exhibit, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ

2017 Nature, Solo Exhibit, St. John's Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2017 Four Artists, Ice House Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2016 City Streets, Solo Exhibit(9) The Gallery @Urban Beans, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Urban Life,Solo Exhibit,180 Degree Automotive,Phx,AZ

2016 Calle Urbana, Solo Exhibit, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Just Ten, Wham Art Center, Surprise, AZ

2016 Tiny Dances, Tiny Works Exhibit, (9) The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Icelandia Exhibit, Lotus Contemporary, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Portmanteau Exhibit, Public Image, Phoenix,AZ

2015 AZ45 Exhibit, Tieken Gallery, Paradise Valley, AZ

2015 Wintertide Exhibit, Shemer Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2015 AAG Winter Exhibit, Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ

2015 Five 15 Exhibit, Five 15 Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2014 33 1/3 Exhibit, R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2014 Layers Exhibit, Shemer Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2014 Crumbled, Dented, Crushed Exhibit, Herberger Theater Gallery, Phoenix, 

2014 Artist of the Year, Arizona Artists Guild

2014 Glendale Art Council Show, Purchase Award,   Glendale, AZ

2013 Stop Fast Slow, Scottsdale Civic Center Library Gallery,

2013 Animal Other, Shemer Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2013 Body of Work, Arizona Artist Guild Juried Show, Phoenix, AZ

2013 Glendale Art Council Show, Purchase Award,   Glendale, AZ

2012 Cotton Exhibit, Heather Green Studio, Bisbee, AZ

2012 6x6 Exhibit, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

2012 Bella Figura, two person show, AAG Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2012 Two Person Show, Progressive Financial, Phoenix, AZ

2012 Arizona Plein Air Painters Juried Show, Sedona, AZ

2012 City of Glendale Plein Air Competition Purchase Award, Glendale, AZ

2012 Glendale Art Council Show, Saguaro Ranch Park, Glendale, AZ

2011 Plein Air at the Shemer, Shemer Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2011 Arizona State Fair Plein Air, Second Place, Phoenix, A

2110 Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit, Shemer Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2010 Glendale Art Council Show, Saguaro Ranch Park, Glendale, AZ

2010 Paint the Aspens Show, High Country Gallery, Pinetop, AZ

2010-15 Studio6 @ the Artery Artist in Residence

2008-10 Red Dog Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2009 City of Glendale AZ Plein Air Competition Centennial Purchase Award    2006 Painted Desert Art Show, North Mountain Visitors’ Center, Phoenix, AZ

2006 Arizona Artist Guild Fall Show, Mother Lode Gallery, Cave Creek, AZ

2006 Zoo Paint, People’s Choice Award, Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ

2005 Arizona Artists Guild ARTstravaganza, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2005 First Place Acrylics, Celebration of the Arts, Peoria, AZ

2005 Glendale Juried Art Exhibit, Saguaro Ranch Park, Glendale, AZ

2005 Tiny Treasures Art Exhibit, Norby Gallery, Cave Creek, AZ

 

Selected Commissions:

2006 Saguaro Painting, North Mountain Visitors’ Center, Phoenix, AZ

2006 Blossom Series Paintings, North Mountain Visitors’ Center,

         Phoenix, AZ

2005 Hohokam Garden Illustrated Stone Plagues, Lake Pleasant                         Education Center, Peoria, AZ

1998 Paseo Hills Painting, Architect’s Purchase, Paseo Hills

         Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ

 

 Affiliations:

 

Arizona Artists’ Guild- Juried Member           

Arizona Art Alliance- Juried Member

Studio6 and Collective Gallery at the Artery

 

Publications:

Phoenix Magazine, Artist of the Month,January 2017

Phoenix New Times Online, February 2016

Southwest Art, Plein Air Issue, March 2012   

American Art Collector, September 2012


 

 

 

 

 

 

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How I Work

"I work primarily in acrylics as they allow me to work quickly. I enjoy how I can lay color upon color without disturbing what came before. I may plan the layers of color in a purposeful way so that contrasting colors meet and stimulate each other. This helps me give a sense of the luminous quality of light. I see the endless relationships that can be established with color."

 

"Using gestural brushstrokes and bold color I enjoy the dialogue between abstraction and representation in my work. I feel most successful when the painting conveys the message of the subject while showing a loose expressive approach. To achieve this one must give up control and let the work itself direct what comes next. Each new painting sets up its own challenges and the discovery of solutions is the end result. I hope in that process the image achieves its own beauty beyond the subject it began with. "