Biography and Statement

I was born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California, and grew up east of Los Angeles. After graduating from junior college I left the area and did some traveling. I eventually landed in Arcata, California and finished my education at Humboldt State University. My wife, Michele, and I moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 1979 where we settled down and raised two daughters. Since coming to this area I have continued to create and exhibit my artwork. I have worked at times as an illustrator, an art teacher (both at Linn-Benton Community College and at Oregon State University), and many other jobs to support this compulsion to draw.

My artwork is a kind of spontaneous expression of some sort of inner tale that wants to be told. I don’t plan what the imagery is going to be, but let it evolve as I work on a piece. Eventually a theme or story begins to take shape and I go with it. I am not telling specific stories so much as presenting a state of mind. My goal is to create imagery that will be intriguing to the viewer in its complexity, humor, and technical excellence. The titles are an integral part of my work and generally pop into my head at some point as I work on a piece; once the direction the imagery seems to be taking becomes apparent to me. As a whole, I hope the viewers will be able to relate to the imagery on some level, drawing from their own life experiences.

I primarily create graphite drawings on paper. I work either with pencils alone or in combination with watercolor and or India ink. The bulk of my paintings are done in watercolor.

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Education:

1975-78 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA   (BFA Degree)
1970-72 Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA   (AA Degree)

Selected Solo and Group Shows:

2014
"Compulsive Drawing Disorder", Elizabeth Lofts, Portland, OR 
2014
"Draw" (invitational), Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
2013 Group show, Shimo Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2013
"Making a Mark" (invitational), Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2012 Fine Art Showcase (invitational), Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2010
“Twist” (group show), North Santiam Hall Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR
2010
“A Chance to Flourish” (invitational), Giustina Art Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2008 
“Eccentric Imagery” (group show), Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA
2007
“Drawing My Own Conclusions” (solo show), Newport Center for the Visual Arts, Newport, OR
2006
Invitational Drawing Exhibit, Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR
2005
“This Everlasting Valley” (invitational), Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
2006
“Drawing” (invitational), Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
2005
Group Show, Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis, OR
2002
Solo Show, Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis, OR
2002
Group Show, Atelier 31, Kirkland, WA
2002
Two Person Show, Atelier 31, Kirkland, WA
2001
“Different Worlds” (group show), Berbati’s, Portland, OR
2001
Group Show, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2001
“Compulsive Drawing Disorder” (solo show), Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
2000
“Wit and Whimsy in Art” (group show), Mary Vitold Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999
Solo Show, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
1997
“The Irony of Human Nature” (solo show), Pisces Gallery, Corvallis, OR
1996  
Anniversary Show, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
1995 
Group Show, Giustina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1992 
Group Show, Gallery Fair, Mendocino, CA
1992
Two Person Show, Chemketa Community College, Salem, OR
1990
Solo Show, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
1989
Solo Show, Gallery Fair, Mendocino, CA
1988
Solo Show, Governor’s Office, Salem, OR
1988 
Group Show, Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis, OR
1987 
Group Show, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
1986
Group Show, Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA
1985
Two Person Show, Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Juried Exhibits:

2015  38th Annual Art On Paper Exhibit, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
2012     10th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Yaquina Art Center, Newport, OR (First Place Award)
2012    

 10th Annual Around Oregon Art Annual, Corvallis Arts Center (Juror’s Award)

2009  7th Around Oregon Annual, Corvallis Arts Center (Juror's Award)
2007  5th Around Oregon Annual, Art Centric, Corvallis, OR (Juror's Award)
2007 Art on Paper,  MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2003 Art on Paper, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD  (Best of Show Award)
2003 Artists Council 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA  (Canson Award)
2002 Willamette Valley Juried Show, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2002 The Human Form, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
2001 Pleasure Craft, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2001 Emerging Artists, Limner Gallery, New York, New York
2000 Willamette Valley Juried Show, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
2000 20th Annual Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA   (Jurors’ Award)
2000 The Human Form, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR (Juror’s Award)
2000 Charcoal, Graphite, Etc., Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
1999 Willamette Valley Juried Show, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
1999 Emerging Artists Exhibit, Limner Gallery, New York, New York
1997 La Petite V, Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR
1996 Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA
1989/87 Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR  ( Purchase Awards both years)
1987 San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibit, Escondido, CA
1989/87 Sunriver Annual Juried Exhibit, Sunriver, OR
1987/86 All Oregon Art Annual, Salem, OR (Honorarium Award ’86)
1987 Oregon 2-D Show, Bush Barn Gallery, Salem, OR
1987 Allied Arts Association Juried Painting Show, Richland, WA

Collections:


Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
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