The natural landscape and its flora have served as my models throughout my artistic career. Having traveled extensively even to remote, exotic locations, I have developed a rich vocabulary of subjects for my work. In this body of work, I have chosen as the object of my painting – trees. Trees anchor the sylvan ecosystem. They are home to all manner of creatures, including our early ancestors. They can be found in every corner of the earth and assume every imaginable shape and form. They provide structure to the landscape. Trees shape the composition of these paintings and provide a vehicle to express the remarkable shapes and colors that nature shows me every time I venture off the beaten path.
I studied art at Stanford University under Nathan Oliveira, Frank Lobdell and Joseph Zirker. My paintings and prints have been exhibited at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, The San Jose Museum of Art, the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming, the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, California, George Billis Gallery in New York and Los Angeles, the Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco, The Studio Shop in Burlingame and Inkfish Gallery in Denver. My art is in many public and private collections, including the U.S. Department of State and the Arkansas Arts Center.