My artist statement relates to Milton Avery’s comment that, If I could write it, I would not need to paint. For me, words interfere, and are too narrow to explain what is visual. Early on in school I was walking through a forest and creek to get there and back. Teachers and parents were asking about what birds, bugs, and plants were doing something today. While I was always interested in art, there was also biology everywhere. College botany classes were also very interested in drawing structures and life cycles.
My images’ levels of abstraction may rise and fall, but proportions, structures, and colors tend to emphasize the real and observed.
BA from Whitworth in Spokane in Art and Ed, SFSU post grad program in painting, second major in bio
VISTA teaching art and GED at Moses Lake, WA JOB Corps, White Swan Job Corps, WA painting from 1971-1974, 1975-1989 color photography/wild flowers Gallery and frame shop work; Brunner’s Fine Art, Santa Rosa, Cheap Pete’s, Rousseau’s Fine Arts; Novato Housing Coalition organizer 9 years, web site, data base, mailings, books Editor of Newsletters; Amiga Users Group, Indian Valley Artists, Marin County Fire Department Safety Committee news, Novato Housing Coalition staff 1994-present fine art painting
Juried into San Diego Museum of Art statewide show, Oakland Museum of California, Art of Seeing (twice) solo shows: Gallery at Glendeven, Mendocino; Rousseau’s Fine Arts Novato Organizer for Art on the Fa