ARTIST STATEMENT

I am drawn to the purity, harmony and order of the nature of life. I create Mixed Media Paintings and Drawings that reflect my sensibilities of the calm, the vital and the sound.
The subjects of the works are embodiments of living nature, inspired by the moods of nature and the character of the living beings in my world. I draw from a study of the visual voices of Renaissance and Modern masters, particularly Fra Angelico, Da Vinci, Rothko, and Matisse. I thrive on creating images that reflect the power of gentle nature.

 

EDUCATION

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting & Drawing

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Bachelor of Science: Visual Communications, Minor: Art History

Tate, London England: Semester of Study Abroad

Rhode Island School of Design: Seminar with Thomas Ockerse on Applied Semiotics

 

SELECT COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

The Beverly Hilton Aqua Spa, Beverly Hills, CA

The Museum Shop of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Private Collections, New York, Chicago and Dallas

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019 Center For The Visual Arts,Caroline S. Mark Gallery, 29th Annual Midwest Seasons Exhibit,Wausau, WI: Award of Excellence

2018 New Visions, Culture & Agriculture, Marshfield, WI

2017 Manitou Art League Show, Manitowish Waters, WI

2014 Be,Solo Show, Delafield, WI

2013 New Visions, "Ideasthesia" with Sculptor Patrick Plunkett, Marshfield, WI

2013 Inner Piece, Wausau, WI

2011 Nicolet College Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI

2005 Center For The Visual Arts, Caroline S. Mark Gallery, Group Show, Wausau, WI

2005 Represented by MG Gallery Chicago, IL

2004 Red Door with Willie Bo Richardson, Chicago, IL

2004 Represented by MG Gallery Chicago, IL

2003 Transitions, Solo Show, Chicago, IL

2003 Represented by MG Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002 Gallery 2, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL