I belong to what was recently called "atemporal painting" by Laura Haptman when she referred to a 2014-15 MOMA exhibition. What she meant is painting that is timeless, that doesn't belong to any one period. My painting is an amalgam of styles from the 20th century. The historical styles I attempt to integrate come from the Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionists, and ColorField painting. I am most interested in the traditional elements of painting: Color, tone, line, shape, texture, direction, and movement which make up the composition of my work. Through both my unconscious as well as conscious processes I attempt to carry the spirit of those genres. My aim is to invigorate, through my own style, an artistic statement that speaks to what is important to me and effects in some meaningful way my personal vision.
As an artist I am most interested in viewing my experiences abstractly. Sometimes the experience is an internal space such as dreams and feelings; at other times it is external - landscapes, photographs, or people. Over time I have come to value an authenticity of expression, staying true to what is evoked within me. My hope is that viewers feel a resonance with their own life experiences.
I received formal training at Cal State Northridge and California College of the Arts (CCA). My studies continued with programs at Ox-bow through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009 I was awarded Ox-bow's Loretta Grellner scholarship.
My art work can be found in private collections across the country, and I currently have a solo show at Flux Salon in Portland, Oregon. I am represented online by Les Arts San Francisco; additional work can be seen on Saatchi Art.com.