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

Nov 10, 2014

TIN TANK













I found this tin tank in a second hand store and really like the size of it and the completely natural weathering and damage. This thing had obviously been left out in the yard for some time and I think it makes a fascinating study with effects I could only hope to replicate with paint, pigments and chemicals. The German soldier is a resin figure purchased years ago and is no longer in production.

I wanted to create a scene around the toy, leaving it "as found".  My idea was to create something that was almost believable in the context of "The Great War", where tanks were new to the world and artists after the war had only vague familiarity with what they were depicting in comic books and novels. It brings to mind the Rolling Ball tank from Popular Mechanics. This toy is an actual manifestation of combining technical knowledge of these machines and artistic license.

The vignette measures approximately 8" x 10".
Available

Sep 21, 2014

Lucia

This scene is just south of Big Sur at Lucia on Highway 1.  Animator's paint on canvas.
12"x16"
Private Collection

Pizza Mia

The storefront is in Fillmore, CA and there is a Pizza Mia restaurant in Simi Valley, CA but the image and text was my idea.  This is Animator's paint on board.
12"x16"
Available

Honey For Sale

This is another 3D Postcard effort, based on a scene in a hilltown in Provence, France.  The rocks are carved surfboard foam, the drainpipe is plastic and the grate is laser cut card stock.  The assemblage is inserted into a frame, taking advantage of the depth to create the environment.  4.5"x6.5"x2"
Available

Escape




This is laser cut/etched paper and card stock with clear acetate windows.  Pastels color the windows.  All other elements are airbrushed with pearl white acrylic. The title can be interpreted several ways.
6"x12"x2"
Available




Feb 9, 2014

Broken Normandy Shutter






 
This is another full size wall image that I wanted to build, instead of creating a painting of.
I saw this on the road between Caen and Bayeux. 
I created a smaller version of this image that was part painting and part dimensional.
I had to come back to this image again to fully explore what I could do with it.
Foam, plastic, wood, metal, found objects.  48" x 48" x 3"
Available