BA in Art Education – painting and sculpture – University of Wyoming in 1970.
Post graduate work at San Diego State and UCSD in San Diego.
Member of the San Diego Art Institute and was involved in many group and one-man shows.
1972 to 1988: Taught an adult figure drawing through ACCESS, hosted figure drawing workshops. Worked in galleries, framing and hanging art pieces for shows. Designed and fabricated Inflatable sculpture for sports events (including 2 Super Bowls), World Fairs and Expos, also for advertising, movies, music tours, etc.
1988: Traveled Europe, visiting museums and painting. Studio work in Pioneer Square, Seattle WA. Involved in several group and one-man shows and taught figure drawing.
1992 – 2014: Designed and fabricated inflatable sculpture for Disney, Radio City and Cirque du Soleil.
Art docent for 8 years at Suquamish Elementary School, Suquamish, WA
* University of Washington: 2013 – 2016 on “How math is used in inflatable construction.”
* Northwest College of Art – 2015
* West Sound Academy
* Northwind Art Center
* Bainbridge Island Museum of Art – 2017 - 2018
Selected Exhibitions (2017-2020)
Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA
Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island, WA
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA
Represented by RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR
My relationship with art started at an early age. I have the same motivation and obsessiveness as I did then. I didn’t think of where I might show or how I might sell. Producing art has always been about loving the process. Like a scientist in a laboratory, I paint with a purpose to grow, delve into my mind and experiment with my medium.
I am a firm believer of studying the masters as well as works by other artists. It is important to draw and paint from life, both the figure and landscape.
I believe it is essential to allow the work to have half the control, so the procedure and direction is constantly changing. This gives life to the painting and becomes a relationship, not unlike human relationships.