My work comes from thoughts about people, places, and home; about age, time, and timelessness, permanence and impermanence; about movement, migration, and belonging. People and places are depicted in images and objects that combine simple representations, layered abstractions, and plain-spoken materials.
Selected solo and two-person exhibitions
2011. Making The Road by Walking Compound Gallery, Oakland CA. 2 person show with Thomas Christopher Haag
2010. The Peregrines Metro Gallery, City Hall, Reno NV.
2009. Well, how did I get here? De La Sole, San Francisco CA
Fully Guaranteed Genuine Pure Zza’s, Oakland CA.
2008. Best Western Esteban Sabar Gallery Oakland CA.
Solo show. Tercera Gallery Palo Alto CA.
2007. Passengers Float Gallery Oakland CA.
Solo show,Truckee River Gallery Reno NV.
Selected group shows
2013. Out of the Blue Gallery Route One, Point Reyes. Juries by Ruth Braunstein.
Wonder Berkeley Art Center.
2012. Duration Gallery Route One, Point Reyes. Juried by Andrea Schwartz.
Baker’s Dozen at Quicksilver Mine Co, Forestville CA.
2011. On Being Human Picture Art Foundation, Dominguez Hills CA.
Support: Artists Unite For Japan presented by Art from the Ashes at Royal/T, Culver City CA
Inaugural Show Meyer-Metro Gallery, Houston TX.
Earth Portraits juried by Scott A Shields, Santa Cruz Art League, CA
Red Pacific Art League juried by George Rivera, Palo Alto CA
Animal Dreams: Animals as Visual Metaphor A New Leaf Gallery Sonoma CA.
Out of the Box, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.
2010. Bay Area Juried Annual, juried by Betti-Sue Hertz at Sanchez Art Center.
Quicksilver Mine Co Forestville, CA.
California Open juried by Grace Kook-Anderson at Long Beach Arts.
Transformative Experience Art at The Oakbook, Oakland.
BayVAN Bay Area Visual Arts Network Gallery group show Oakland, CA.
San Francisco City Hall group show at supervisor’s offices.
Manmade two person show with Al Honig, 525 Market Street San Francisco CA.
Departures three person show. Float Gallery Oakland CA.
Art in a Box group show, The Compound Gallery Oakland CA.
2009. California Modern Gallery San Francisco CA.
Metro Galleries Bakersfield CA.
Eco-Art Show UC Berkeley.
2008. Reflections of the Bay juried show California Modern Gallery San Francisco CA.
A New Leaf Gallery Sonoma CA.
2007. Inart Gallery Santa Fe NM.
Esteban Sabar Gallery Oakland CA.
Tercera Gallery Palo Alto, CA.
A New Leaf Gallery Sonoma CA.
2006. Ebb and Flow Sausalito Arts Commission juried show Sausalito CA.
Float Gallery Oakland CA.
Geometrical Deconstructions California Modern Gallery, San Francisco CA.
2005. Sculpturesite Gallery San Francisco, CA.
2004. New Works A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley CA.
Dwelling juried by Steven Oliver, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley CA.
2003. Novo A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
2011. City of Santa Rosa CA continuation of the 2008 commission with 2000 sqft of artwork in the
2010. Cupertino CA “Converge” commissioned artwork installed in a public park.
2009-10. Northern California Public Art Academy
2009. Los Angeles County Art Commission finalist for a public art project for Vasquez
Rocks Natural Area Park.
2008. City of Santa Rosa CA commission in conjunction with Simon Properties. Piece 38x17 ft of
concrete paving with cut and blasted artwork inset into pedestrian walkway.
2007. City of Walnut Creek CA “The First Object He Looked Upon” exterior wallpieces
commissioned for The Mercer Building.
Education and awards
2009-10. Northern California Public Art Academy.
2000. Fulbright/British Council teaching exchange.
1991. Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds UK. Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Art and Design technology.
1986. Lancaster University UK Bachelor of Arts Honors - Visual Arts. Special studies in
drawing,painting and illustration.