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

Apr 6, 2021

Space Squirters




 Plastic squirt guns with some paint and patina.
This is about as Sci-Fi as I can get.
Frames measure approx. 5" X 7"
Available

Dec 22, 2020

Just Ride The Waves

 










Some of this year's ornaments.  A state of mind to go with this year.  An anonymous surfer quote etched on the base as a mindset for dealing with the virus and other challenges in life.  So much is beyond our control, so we have to go along for the ride and anticipate the next one.    These are cast resin, set into laser cut Poplar wood bases.  There are LED lights in the base, activated by pressing on the bottom.  Most are bound for collections.  A few are still available.  

Sep 22, 2020


 Thinking about this year's ornament.  It makes a good incense holder at least.  Cast metal toy about 1/32 scale.  Available

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.