I am an abstract painter in oils and mixed media influenced by abstract expressionist, color field, minimalist, and arte povera painters. Through intuition and movement, I explore the interplay of color, shape, and texture, using palette knives, paintbrushes, and assorted household and construction tools. I make paintings of varying sizes; however, creating large-scale work is what excites me most. My process is primarily unconscious, yet coherent. When I approach my canvas, it is often without a specific plan, and the evolution of the piece is unpredictable. In the studio, something will initiate the process; it may be a color, a shape, a tool, a thought: a mark, a gesture, a stroke of paint.
I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I received a B.A. in psychology and a minor in dance from Boston University and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1992. I moved to San Francisco to pursue a career as a psychiatrist and practiced in the Bay Area for 13 years. My first art studio was in San Francisco's Mission district. In 2008 I moved my studio to Marin County, where I now live and maintain my art practice.
I have shown at Marin Open Studios, Lola Gallery SF, Dart for Art in Burlingame, Kress Jack Mill Valley, and the upcoming Bolinas Museum Hardly Strictly Mini exhibit. Currently, my work is represented by Poet and/the Bench in Mill Valley.