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Painting is a place where I go to be small. To be an observer of forces much greater than myself & to be humbled by the experience of nature. I feel that nature is my greatest teacher. I ask questions about perception, time, space and myself as an artist. Standing there I strive to look outside my own answers & listen. I want to shed what I know & reach into the paint & grasp a new honesty. I am in a constant balancing act between searching & forgetting; asking & listening; consciousness & unconsciousness.

The process of my painting is simple & pure. I paint outside, directly from life. This is where the life of the painting begins. My inspiration is drawn from the changing forces of nature - fog, water, movement, weather. Painting directly in such demanding & chaotic conditions brings me to an exciting depth of place. My paintings carry this vitality as I am consumed by the changing light & the tumultuous relationship between man & nature.

Painting has a long history within my family, but I am more deeply rooted in the history of painting itself. The voices I hear are Turner, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Monet & Wyeth. I sometimes turn to my mentors for solace, fortitude & grace. Though I feast on the poetry of my heroes, I am beholden to the current state of our natural world. I wish to inspire the viewer to consider our actions on the earth & to value our role of stewardship.




Northern Trust Bank, Mill Valley, CA
Robert Mondavi Vineyards, Napa, CA
Harper Collins Publishers, San Francisco, CA
Christopher Byron Smith Collection​, CA

Mr. & Mrs. Robin Williams, CA


2020 Northlight Marin, San Anselmo, CA

"Recent Works" Marin
Community Foundation
San Rafael, CA Summer 2003

"Water, Wood & Oil" Underground Gallery
San Rafael, CA Fall 1999


Marin Society of Artists
Artworks Downtown
Plein-aire Painters of America


2020 P.A.P.A. at Nicholi Fechin House Museum, NM

2019 Southstreet Gallery, Mass

2019 Portrait Show Invitational, Marin Civic Center, CA

2019 Best & The Brightest, Scottsdale Artists School

2019 P.A.P.A. at Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2018-20 Whitney Modern Gallery, CA

2018-19 Nicasio Historical Society, CA

2018 P.A.P.A. at The Hockaday Museum, Montana

2018 “Between The Lines“ Invitational, Penninsula Art Museum, CA

2017 Marin Society Of Artists National Show

2017 Coors Invitational. Denver, CO

2014-19 Marin County Fair

"Burkes School Benefit" San Francisco, CA Fall 2006
"Black On White" Downtown Art Center, Southern CA Spring 2006
"CCSF Juried Show" San Francisco, CA Spring 2006
"Red Ink Gallery Juried Show" San Francisco, CCAa Summer 2006
"The Sea" National Sculpture Society, NYC Winter 2005
"MAC Grant recipients Show" Marin Community Foundation, San Rafael, CA Spring 2005
"SI Annual Portrait Show" Society of Illustrators, NYC Summer 2004
"Marin Individual Artists Grant Show" Falkirk Museum, San Rafael, CA Spring 2004
"Bolinas Invitational art auction" Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA Fall 1999, 2001
"Identity Interpreted" Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA Summer 1998
"Off the Street & onto the Wall" Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA Summer 1998
"Figuration" 16th St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA Winter 1997
"Print Regional Design Show" N.Y.C., NY Winter 1997
"SISF Juried Show" Society of Illustrators San Francisco, CA Spring 1997
"Figure Show" Chantal DeSeve Gallery, San Francisco, CA Summer 1996
"Society of Illustrators New York" NYC Gallery, NY Fall 1988-1990
"SILA Juried Show" Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, CA Summer 1987
Society of Publication Designers Art Director Club, New York City, NY Winter 1987


2019 Best Of Show, Marin County Fair, CA

2018 Second Place, Marin Society of Artists National Show, CA

2017 Juried into The Plein-Aire Painters of America

2014-19 Five 1st Places, Marin County Fair, CA

2014-19 Four 2nd Places, Marin County Fair, CA

2014 Artist Of The Year. Marin County Fair, CA

2014 Best Of Show. Marin County Fair, CA

​Marin Individual Artists Grant 2002 MAC, San Raphael, CA
Wade Fairchild annual scholarship 2000 Scottsdale Artists School,Scottsdale, AZ
Judges Prize 1997 Society of Illustrators, San Francisco, CA
Graduate with Distinction 1987 Art Center College of Design
Full Scholarship Awarded Art Center Scholarship Competition 1985, Art Center College of Design
Half Scholarship Awarded Art Center Scholarship Competition 1985, Art Center College of Design

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