“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. - Thomas Merton
Capturing the gestures of humans or natural elements is a constant fascination and challenge in my work, and throughout all my painting, color is an evocative emotional component.
My current process creates contradictory impulses - approaching and withdrawing, overlapping and pulling apart, density and lightness, beauty and menace.
There are often many hidden layers and other conversations underneath what you see on the surface. I create history in the work as I erase and redraw, or paint over and under the elements time and again.
At this point in a long career, success to me doesn't mean making money hand over fist, but rather in seeing the work go out to good homes in the world.
Thanks for having a look, and feel free to get in touch with any questions or to see more images of the work.
After living in California, Oregon, Maine, Iowa, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland; I settled in Colorado. I formerly taught all levels of painting and drawing at Morehead State, the College of William and Mary and Colorado State University. I've won two Colorado state arts council fellowships, numerous merit awards and exhibited my work nationally for over 25 years. I earned a BFA at University of Oregon, and an MFA at University of Iowa. See more info here: