artist statement
I've loved art since I was a child, but never had a chance to pursue it.  I worked in banking, advertising, and
child support prior to a work injury that forced me to quit my job.  The injury left me with severe chronic
chest pains.  Doctors tried all kinds of painkillers and treatments.  Nothing worked.  The only thing that
helped me was painting.  I ended up going to UCSF Pain Management Center and studying Illustration at
Academy of Art at the same time... and I've been painting ever since.

I paint what touches my heart and what God is doing in my life.  For portraits, I capture the heart and
personality, not just the likeness. Themes in my paintings are freedom out of forgiveness, wholeness out of
brokenness, beauty out of pain, and joy out of suffering.

solo exhibits
US Bank Harbor Bay, Alameda, CA, July 2004 –  present
Crosstown Community Center, Alameda, September 2007
US Bank South Shore, Alameda, CA, May 2003 & 2005
Alameda Museum, Alameda, CA, August 2003

group exhibits
Cannery Galleries, San Francisco, CA, Academy of Art Watercolor Exhibition, July  2018
Gump's, San Francisco, CA, July 2011 - July 2013
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Tiny, November - December 2011
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Delicious, March - April 2011
Twig Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June 2009 - present
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Tiny, October - December 2010
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Delicious, May - June 2010
The Journey, San Francisco, CA, November 2009
Cornerstone, San Francisco, CA, July - October 2009
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Delicious, March - April 2009
Cornerstone, San Francisco, CA, July - October 2008
Art in the Park, Alameda, CA, August 2002 – 2007
Phillips Exeter Academy, Artists and Authors Show, Exeter, NH, April 2007
Adobe Art Gallery, Realism, Castro Valley, CA, November – December 2006
Evolving Art Gallery, Seasons Song, Vallejo, CA, May
June 2006
Hunters Point Spring Open Studio, Hunters Point Shipyard Bldg 101, San Francisco, CA, May 2006
Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA, June – Oct 2004, May – June 2005
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA, July & October 2004
Creekside, San Leandro, CA  November 2004
Café Au Lait, Alameda, CA, Sept 2003 – Aug 2004
Bohema Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Sept 2003 – Jan 2004
Underheaven, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA, September 2000 & 2001
Frames 2 & 3, Santa Cruz, CA, June 2000 & May 2001

Art School 101 classes:  Teach art classes in art school basics & beyond, 2003 – present

private collections
Canada, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington,
Alameda, Berkeley, Boulder Creek, Burlingame, Castro Valley, Clearlake, Daly City, Davis, Foster City,
Fremont, Los Altos, Los Angeles, Mountain View, Napa, Oakland, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Francisco,
San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Studio City, Sunnyvale, and Union City

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Illustration, 1997 – 1999
University of California at Berkeley, BA Sociology, High Honors, 1989
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, High Honors, 1982