My studio practice is informed by my quest to understand my spiritual nature against the backdrop of contemporary culture. The lineage of painting, in particular, post-WWII American painters, greatly informs my visual language and approach to the canvas. I activate this abstract visual language in combination with contemplative practices.
I was born and raised in Colorado. The wide open landscapes of the West have always influenced my thinking and belief in what is possible. My experiences living over-seas in Wales, Japan, and India further deepened my visual thinking and making. I am fascinated by psychology, mythology, and human health and love how art can integrate and transform human suffering.
My work is held in multiple private and public collections and has been exhibited both regionally and nationally. My Bachelor of Fine Arts was completed at Colorado State University in Sculpture, where I also obtained my K-12 art teaching license and a minor in Japanese. My artwork is represented by Point Gallery of Denver, Colorado www.pointgallerydenver.com
Nocturne, 2015. Oil and chalk on panel, 48 x 48 inches
Life Death Life, 2015. Oil and chalk on panel, 48 x 48 inches
Peace Making We, 2014. Oil, chalk, and paper on panel, 48 x 48 inches.