I was raised in Southern California and began drawing and painting at a young age. Inspired by sixties concert posters, album covers and Pop Art, I studied Advertising Design and Illustration at Northern Arizona University and Art Center. After college I pursued a 30+ year career in San Francsico as an advertising art director. Now I’m enjoying “advertising recovery” and a return to art-making. My studio is located in the ICB Building on the historic waterfront in Sausalito.
The two primary components of my art are autobiographical and observational. On the one hand, I source imagery from various aspects of myself and my history such as experience in the world of advertising, cross-cultural encounters and past travels, both real and imaginary. On the other, I incorporate impressions of daily life and details of my immediate surroundings and existence such as the chaos of urban density and din, and random details, graphics and signage momentarily noticed in passing. My paintings often take shape and evolve spontaneously as I gradually work these various elements into complete compositions by building, sanding, glazing and layering the elements in ways that reflect the depth and richness of existence.
2016 Toad Fish Gallery, Sausalito
2015 Sausalito Library Summer Show
2015 Locals Tasting Room, Geyserville, CA
2015 ICB Winter Open Studios
2014 ICB Winter Open Studios
2013 ICB Winter Open Studios