Painting is an act of self discovery…while I believe myself to be exploring nature’s habitat or the human condition; I am actually disclosing my own fragile connection to those things. While the temporal existence anyone of us has can be recorded with a touch of a finger to an iPhone, an artist brings the image to life after the day is gone by weaving together light, color, texture with the forms and shapes. I am challenged to tackle such a task and blessed to get lost in the magic and mystery of the process of painting, no matter the topic at hand.
University of Nevada Reno
University of Montana, Billings
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, Colorado
Memphis Art Academy
Artist-in-residence coordinator and art teacher in NV Public Schools
President of Nevada Art Educators
Thomas Moran Fellowship for Yellowstone Park Artist-in-Residence
NV representative, National Master Art Teacher Retreat, Johnson Art Studios, Johnson, Vermont
Mining the Treasures: Contemporary Comstock Artists, edited by Mary Beth Elam
Illustrated Snowmelt by Shaun Griffin, Black Rock Press, UNR
Work is in private collections throughout the western United States and is currently represented by the Carson City Art Gallery.