About Me

EDUCATION American Institute for Foreign Study, Richmond, England Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA San Diego State University, San Diego, CA EXHIBITIONS Studio Seven Group Exhibition; Muriel Reynolds Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA June, 1988 Featured Artist; the Art Site Gallery, San Diego, CA August, 1988 Group Show; Rogue Gallery, San Diego, CA November, 1988 One Person Show; Mesa Tax Corporate Offices, San Diego, CA April, 1989 Two Person Show; Soho Gallery, La Jolla, CA August, 1989 Featured Artist; Pratt Gallery, San Diego, CA January, 1990 Group Show; Walt Disney Imagineering; Glendale, CA September, 1994 San Jose Museum of Art "Cool Stuff" show and auction; San Jose, CA 2000 P.A.W.S. LA Charity Art Auction; Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA August, 2005 Contributing Artist; Ryman Foundation for the Arts, Glendale and Hollywood, CA 1995-2013 Participant: Clos Le Chance Winery Annual Art Show, Morgan Hill, CA November, 2008 AFFILIATIONS San Diego Art Institute Gallery; Balboa Park 1987-1989 Art Site Inc. Artist's Cooperative Gallery; San Deigo, CA 1988-1990

Mar 25, 2020

UFO


Fake onion, laser cut scrap pieces and plastic buttons.
Available

Messerschark


Plastic toy shark and 1/72 scale Heller model kit.
The two seemed like a natural fit. 
Available

Jan 3, 2020

WINDOW BOXES











More work in small scale, but they're not ornaments this time. Each wooden box is either 2" x 3" or 3" square.  Italian and French windows using the laser cutter and hand made details. All of these are available for purchase.

Dec 29, 2019

Somebody's Business
















Some of 2019's Christmas Ornaments. Each building is a pre-war designed bungalow apartment converted to commercial use by putting in large plate glass windows at the front, not paying attention to the original style.  The business titles are based on the recipients interests.  The buildings correspond in scale to HO model trains. Each measures approximately 3" square. These are laser cut card stock and plastic sheet.


Sawdust Festival










Three pieces I created after visiting the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, CA.
I tried to emulate the conditions the artists face, having to build their booths among the trees on the festival grounds.  The shallow box frames set the limits of the components, with the exception of the "trees" growing beyond the frame. Most of the components are laser cut materials.  The sawdust is made from pencil shavings.  The art pieces in each booth are miniatures of my own work.  The boxes are 4" and 5" square and the scale is 3/8" = 1', a common architectural scale.  All are in private collections.




Dec 25, 2018

Ice Cream Cart










This is 2018 ornament for the group at work.  The ornament I made for 2017 is still a work in progress of sorts, so no photos of it right now.  This guy is 1/24 scale, so he fits alongside your model car kits.  He is based on photos I took before 2001, when I still used a film camera.  He's in one of my paintings but I always wanted to do more with him.  I think these vendors are unique and wonder how many people drive by them and allow them to fade into the urban background of southern California day after day.  The pieces are made up of cast resin and laser cut parts.

Dec 28, 2016

TEAR DROPS





These are the ornaments for Christmas 2016. I needed nine and managed to make thirteen by our deadline. I've had the idea to make Tear Drop style of trailers since I got my laser cutter and these were sort of waiting in my queue line for a reason to design them.  I tried to make each one a little bit different as it was a way to experiment with materials.  Each one has a battery operated LED light stuck in the bottom, so it can look "lived in" as it hangs on the tree.  The finished version of each has either a Christmas tree or a sled tied to it. This was the way to accommodate a hook without making holes in the shell or adding an obvious fixture.  They are sized to match my other 1/32 scale models and with some refinements, the Tear Drop will eventually become another model kit I can offer for sale.
Materials are various cardstock, printed art, wood veneers, specialty papers, plastic, foam, tire valves, metal snaps.  Each one measures 5" x 2.5" x 3".

Jun 12, 2016

PACIFIC BEACH, LATE IN THE DAY

This tower was at the bottom of the wood staircase.  
Not far from where Tug's Tavern used to be, if I remember correctly.  
Animator's paint and colored pencil on board. 18" x 24" 
Private collection.

Apr 15, 2016

Closed For The Season, Avila Beach 1993





I've continued with the idea of a 3D miniature of a Lifeguard Tower and have modified the Christmas ornament.  I changed dimensions slightly and added more small details to more closely emulate the original tower I photographed at Avila Beach.  The tower is about 5" tall.  It equates to 1/32" scale.  The fire ring is plastic tubing.  I borrowed "MAYBE HOT" from my other painting.  The sand is urethane foam.  The tower is completely laser cut from 3 types of card stock and paper.  The last two photos use a background I downloaded from a free textures site and I was able to blend the model into the image.  Available

Dec 28, 2015

LIFEGUARD



This is the ornament we just exchanged for 2015.  This came from an idea I've had for several years of producing a model kit of a typical Lifeguard Station.  This particular style from Avila Beach seemed perfect to turn into an ornament.  I managed to make sixteen of them, as once the parts were designed and being cut, it made sense (at the time) to use the material to it's full extent.  The door opens and the panels slide up and down, depending upon the season. 
These measure 2.5" square by 5" tall. 
Most are in private collections.