I feel most at peace when painting, watching the development of a vision as it comes up. I want to express my thought process, find what is new, and be surprised at the connections that happen. The work is sometimes abstract and structural, and weaves together gesture, ancient signs and symbols, reflecting calligraphic influences and my study of letterform, design, and expressive painting. The quality of drawn line is important to me. I enjoy insinuating and defining space, playing with balance and force and interaction of color, and creating a new energetic visual world.
1960-65—Stanford University, BA and MA in Fine Art – Painting and Lithography—with Nathan Oliveira, Richard Diebenkorn, George Miyasaki, Dan Mendelowitz
1984-present—Independent calligraphy studies – Brody Neuenschwander, Ward Dunham, Denis Brown, Carl Rohrs, Jacqueline Svaren, Robert Williams, Thomas Ingmire, Jovica Veljovic, Liesbet Boudens
Academy of Art University — 2002-present?San Francisco Center for the Book — 2014-present
Former instructor at Santa Clara University, University of Reno Nevada, and Community College of San Mateo.
Silicon Valley Open Studios – 2016
Kalligraphia XIV, Friends of Calligraphy Exhibition – 2015
International Calligraphy Conference Faculty Exhibit, Sonoma State University 2015
San Mateo Public Library, Retrospective Book Arts Exhibit (titling & graphic arts) – 2009
Book Design Exhibit, Green Library, Stanford University – 2007
Letterpress Titling Exhibit, Antiquarian Book Fair, San Francisco – 2007
Kalligraphia XI, Friends of Calligraphy Exhibition – 2006
Stanford University Group Exhibition – 2004
Permanent collection in the San Francisco Main Library, Rare Book Room, 6th floor
Permanent collection, Stanford University
Letter Arts Review, Bound & Lettered, and Alphabet.