“With paint I have the tools to illuminate my subject and convey a tangible personal interpretation to connect with my audience, to show people the underlying essence of my subject, something that sparks recognition and pleasure.”
Ongoing : 1996 – 2016 Annual ART Trails Open Studios, Sonoma County
2003 – 2016 Annual Solo Show at Graton Gallery
SHOWS / EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS
2015 Plein Air at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa CA
2015 “Breathing Space” Solo Show, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. May-August.
2012 Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho.
2012 Mill Valley Arts Festival
2011 Spring Lake, Santa Rosa, Solo Show
2002 Inaugural Exhibition, Graton Gallery, Graton
2001 ‘Objects Considered, Modern and Postmodern Still Life’ Bedford Gallery. Thousand Oaks. CA.
2001 ‘Salute to the Arts’ Festival, Sonoma, Edmund’s Fine Art Gallery
2010 – 2012 Marin Fair Plein Air
1998 Hon. Mention, Kendall-Jackson Festival Art Show. Sonoma County, CA
1991 Hon. Mention, Santa Rosa Art Guild, 27th Statewide Show, Santa Rosa, CA
1989 Best of Show, First Place, Cloverdale Citrus Fair, Cloverdale, CA
1988 First Place, Cloverdale Citrus Fair, Cloverdale, CA
1987 Hon. Mention, First Place Oil Painting, First Place Pastels, Allied Arts Show, Bodega Bay, CA
1986 Best of Show, Second Place Oil Painting, Allied Arts Show, Bodega Bay, CA
1985 Hon. Mention, Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival Art Show, Bodega Bay, CA
ART – RELATED STUDIES
2015 Painting with Chester Arnold. College of Marin, CA
2010 Figure Painting with Suzanne Lacke. College of Marin, CA
2009 Painting with Chester Arnold. College of Marin, CA
1997 Landscapes and Fauve Painters, Robin Child, Wiltshire, UK.
1986 – 89 Magic Realism Oil Painting, Charles Becker, Sonoma County, CA
1985 The Face and Figure, Maury Lapp, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
1980 Watercolor, Ernestine Maddox, Etching, Auckland Society of Arts, New Zealand
1974 Ceramics, Maggie Grainger, Inner London Education Authority, London, England
1977 Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of London, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, England
1973 B.Sc. Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada