I. Artists statement

Abstraction is a way of seeing the world consolidated and concentrated with emotions and energy. Color and mood swing the eyes, meandering from each visual stimuli I create. Painting gives me a thoroughfare to give my expressions to the public and share what I know. I don't give away answers or make everything you see easy. For the viewer it is their responsibility to find and reflect from what I've created to see their own reality, as all things in this world are relative. 


"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."   Albert Einstein 

II. History


My education began from my mother who is a landscape painter. My first experience (and one of my earliest memories of childhood) was with a set of finger paints and three large pieces of paper on the floor. She taught me to see meaning through emotion and the environment. I found the deliberate mess I made as a child made sense upon completion so I continued to pursue my creations. I sought to understand what was in my mothers box of dirty, color encrusted tubes high on the shelf where I couldn't reach. After many years of formal training and a lot of experimenting I have found a true connection to the child I was at age 4 with finger paints. That intrigue of color, movement, risk and emotion takes hold of me now and I move with fluidity across the canvas.

III. Source


I am inspired by the political interaction with modern media and the way individuals interpret their world through technology. My roots stem from a thirst of historical knowledge and research of periods. I specifically demonstrate & expressing historically Fauvist colors, outward movement and socio-political commentary of contemporary events. My use of color patterned movement reflect the speed of technological advancement we experience in our daily lives.  


IV. Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions

A Study of Abstraction: Monoprints, Joli Bijou, San Francisco, CA (Solo Show) 2016.

Movement and Flow of Dance II, - Photography, Painting, Dance Performance, Live Worms Art Gallery, San Francisco, (Solo Show) 2011.

Movement and Flow of Dance I, Printmaking, Photography, Dance performance, Viracocha, San Francisco, California (Solo Show) 2010.

Travel Photographs from “10,000 miles to go”, Crandle Public Library, Glens Falls, New York (Solo Show) 2004.

Abstraction in Nature Paintings, Casey’s North Gallery, North Creek, New York (Solo Show) 2002 - 2003.

A Survey of Photography and Paintings, Professor Java's Cafe, Photography and paintings (Solo Show) 2001.

A Survey of Photography and Paintings, Mother Earth's Cafe, (Solo Show) 2000.


Group Shows:

France Painters, Live Worms Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group Show) 2017.

Blue Door Workshop Open Studio, Caunes Minervois, France (Group Show) 2016.

France Painters, Live Worms Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group Show) 2016.

Blue Door Workshop Open Studio, Caunes Minervois, France (Group Show) 2015.

Annual Printmakers Spring Show, Monoprints, City College of San Francisco at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA (Group Show) 2012, 2013, 2015.

I Love People: Street Photography from San Francisco, Photographs San Francisco Studio School (Group Show) 2010, 2011.

Annual Printmakers Spring Show, Linocuts, City College of San Francisco at Fort Mason, San Francisco, (Group Show) 2010.

Divisadero Show, Dance Photography Images, San Francisco, (Group Show) 2007, 2008.

Taking the Shot, Adirondack Community College, Photography - (Group Show) 2004.

Five Minute Conceptual Video Performance, Shellburn Art Museum, Shellburn, Vermont,(Group Show) 1999.

Conceptual Painting and Performance, University at Albany, Albany, New York. Performance/Installation Piece- (Group Show) 1999.


Collaborative Works:

“This Lily Was (Fontana)” Director. Full Length Play by Mia Paschal at Exit Theater, San Francisco, (Awarded Best Female Solo Show of the Festival) 2006.

Conceptual Art Sculpture, Pez. Outdoor Art Installation (Collaboration Piece) 1999.

Drafter for a Sol LeWitt Installation, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, New York, 1996.

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