BIOGRAPHY

 

I was born in San Francisco CA.  Early on exposed to the vibrant Bay Area Figurative Art Movement.  Painters such David Park, Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud fueled my passion to be an artist.

In 1972 I attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles to study painting and then Humboldt State to study philosophy.  It as here that I developed my thoughts about aesthetics.

My first large studio was in San Diego where I formed my skills and visual language.  In 1985 I moved to the downtown Los Angeles loft district.

If San Diego was my place for establishing commitment, Los Angeles was where it solidified.  Shortly after arriving Howard Fox from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art invited me to participate in the 1987 international exhibition titled AVANT-GARDE IN THE EIGHTIES.  The exposure from this show launched my career.  A year latter I was asked to return to Art Center College of Design as a full time instructor, a position I held for ten years.

In my 33 year career, I've had over 50 solo exhibitions and has participated in 157 group shows nationally and internationally.  During this time I've never swayed from my focus of creating ideas of a purposeful and sensual dialogue; a meditation on sublimity and grace.

February 2018