Painter – Studio 15
After serving in the Marine Corps In the late 70’s, working on an education and generally perfecting the art of the ski bum through the 80’s, I went back to school at the age of 34 and received my BFA from the University of Utah. I graduated in 1995 and had previously received a degree in advertising from the Advertising Art Collage in San Diego in 1990. My time spent at the U of U was to be a catalyst for more serious art making.
I have been fortunate to spend several winters skiing in some awe inspiring places such as Jackson Hole, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vale, Park City and Taos. I’ve spent time all over the west coast, east coast and a short stay in the Caribbean. My parents were from Ogden, Utah, so, we spent many summer vacations traveling from Southern California to Ogden via Zion National Park, the red rocks of southern Utah, Monument Valley and Yellowstone – all of which provides the inspiration for the work that I do. The serenity of a sunset over the ocean, the wildlife of Yellowstone, the majesty of the rain and wind swept rock formations of the Red Rock country – this is what informs my work.
My goal is to create an energy in my work. I often use a single subject on solid ground with shape and color to create a visual and emotional energy for the viewer. Preferring to work on gallery wrapped canvas, my goal is to provide a single focus, and let that image break free from the confines of the canvas.
I have been represented in several galleries in Southern California: San Diego, Solana Beach, Laguna Beach and Del Mar. I’ve also participated in over 200 fine art festivals throughout the western United States. I’ve even tried my hand at my own galleries, one in San Diego, 1996 and one in Park City, 2000.