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

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