“Painting for me is an intuitive, almost collaborative effort. It is like having a conversation that begins even before the first marks are put on the canvas. I ‘listen’ for subtle cues that inform all throughout the process. And at journey’s end, I feel I have co-created something, which at times, was quite unforeseen at the outset."
Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO 1971-73, 1978-80 and studied classical realism at: Boulder Academy of Fine Art, Boulder, CO 1986-87 and Atelier Ingbretson, Boston, MA 1989-90
Exhibit, Publication and Awards History
• Artist's Magazine's 31st Annual Competition 2014, Abstract/Experimental finalist • National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, NYC • Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibit, West Valley Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ • John Michael Kohler Art Center, cARTography exhibit, Sheboygan, WI • Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, All Colorado show, Greenwood Village, CO • Foothills Art Center, Southwest/Canyon Lands, Members exhibit multiple times, Golden, CO • Durango Art Center, group show, Durango, CO • Niza Knoll / Skylite Station galleries, Best of The Arts District on Santa Fe exhibits, Denver, CO • Boulder Art Gallery, group show, Boulder, CO • Boulder Public Library, Sherrill Amendt memorial group show, Boulder, CO • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts exhibit, honorable mention, Denver • Denver Water Department OMOT exhibit, first place professional category • 910 Artists Gallery, Denver, H2O12 exhibit • Art Students League, Platte River Greenway & A Silver Lining exhibits, Denver • Project Angel Heart's Art for Life benefit, multiple times, at Artwork Network and Abend Gallery • The Mask Project, to benefit Denver Hospice, multiple times • Duel Design Shop, Denver • Creator Mundi Gallery, Denver • Denver Art Gallery, Denver • Core New Art Space, various group shows, Denver • Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, 1st Outsiders show • Arts at Silver Plume Gallery, Silver Plume, CO • Alternative Arts Alliance, group shows, Denver • Lakewood Arts Council, group show • University of Denver, Schwader Art Building, One person exhibit • Emanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, group show, Denver • Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, various group exhibits • AcrylicWorks3 - Celebrating Texture, NorthLight books • Illustrations published in The Denver Post, Westword, The Auraria Times, Walking Distance News, the Children's Museum's BOING Magazine, and Small Change, a book about money for kids. Also 6 illustrations commissioned for The Year of the Neighborhood, Mayor's office, Denver • Connect-the-Dot book exhibited at Denver Art Museum, during King Tut exhibit, Denver Art Gallery, CO/RK Gallery, Caboodle Gifts, and Duel Design Shop • Alfie Award for Graphic Design