Size: 8"W x 10"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
This painting is a few of the people from the after party of Best Of Gage back when I was a student. It lasted until the wee hours of the night in celebration of all the hard work! Many of us won awards. I met some great people and great artists while I was there. Many of us worked 12 to 14 hours a day 5 or 6 or sometimes even 7 days a week for years. All the artists that showed that level of dedication are now very successful and talented Seattle artists.
I was born in Seattle and spent most of my life there. My start in art was cartooning and I briefly drew a comic strip for the Cooper Point Journal at The Evergreen State College. I then went into AmeriCorps for a year and finished my education at Washington State University. Later I joined the Coast Guard and used my GI Bill to begin work on my masters at San Diego University. I slowly became less and less involved in art. After suffering major losses involving family members, I began using art as a way to release pain. It worked well and I started painting and kept painting until I became obsessed with it. I knew I needed to hone my skills so I joined an atelier at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and spent a few years expanding my skill set to allow me to truly express myself. Now I work out of my own studio in back yard in Shoreline, WA. I have an 18 month old little girl and another on the way who will join us in July!