• Artist Statement/Bio

    I am inspired by the environment, by people and by concepts, and from these sources of inspiration, my artworks usually come to me in fragmented dreams. As part of the process, I consider a myriad of possibilities regarding the appropriate scale of the work, the materials, and the context of how the piece will be seen. While I look for beauty in things, people, situations, I try to express it in a way that leaves room for interpretation and discussion by the viewer. I relish combining different textures and materials in a way that is not always expected and always strive to bring a new way of seeing. I work fluidly between the disciplines of sculpture, photography, and oil painting. In particular, I enjoy interdisciplinary work that pushes the boundaries of these traditions.

    My sculptural works range from large installations to small and delicate pieces while my materials range from bronze, aluminum, steel, corten, wood, granite, charcoal, paint, canvas, and even photographic elements. I delight in the beauty of our world and hope to preserve the essence of it in my artwork. My smaller works often incorporate the idea of disintegration, deterioration, or the beauty of decay.

    I have created five pieces for the Aurora Series that are based on the stunning beauty of the Aurora Borealis and allude to water and music. I have four sculptures at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Sculpture Garden from 2018-2020. Two are from from my Aurora series and two are a new direction for me. I am currently developing a kinetic sculpture for an upcoming show at the Sonoma County Museum in May 2019..

    I dedicated three years to serving on an arts council board (Wine Country Arts Council) as vice president, president and as art gallery director (one term each) in order to help promote the arts in our community. In 2016, I created a partnership with the 6th Street Playhouse to bring the visual arts, both 2-D and 3-D, and performing arts together in a unique venue in Santa Rosa.

    I am represented by Hammerfriar Gallery in Healdsburg, and Calabi Gallery in Santa Rosa. I have work in private collections, a work at the Tribal Offices for the Graton Rancheria, and a piece on permanent display at Sonoma State University. I have exhibited my work at the Napa ARTwalk, Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture Garden, Pepperwood Preserve, Oakwilde Sculpture Ranch, Marin MoCA, and in numerous Sonoma County galleries, and in juried shows in Benicia, Palo Alto, Dunsmuir, Burlingame, and Laguna Beach.