I was born and raised in The San Francisco Bay Area. I moved to Portland, OR in 2009 after living in the Seattle-Puget Sound area for 20 years. Painting and sculpture are my primary creative outlets. Poetry and guitar aslo call to me on a regular basis.
I received my Bachelors of Arts from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. I am an active member of the Oregon Society of Artists in Portland where I attend weekly open studios and frequent their painting demonstrations.
My sculpture is easily labeled “classical realism” with emphasis on accuracy of form, refined details, and integrated composition. My works are characterized by their simplicity and depth of emotion.
I have worked with a variety of media including stone, plaster, clay and wax. Several pieces have been cast in bronze and in bonded-marble. Sculptor heroes? To name a few: August Rodin, Camille Claudel, Ivan Mestrovic, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Gaston Lachaise and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
I returned to oil painting two and half years ago after more than a decade dedicated to sculpting. The majority of the gallery contains what I call my "practice paintings." Each painting has been a unique and rewarding experience. I’m now ready to move on to a more expressionistic style focused on portraiture emulating Nicholai Feshin's style (Russian, 1881-1955).
1978 — BA - California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA Majoring in Education and Fine Arts
1994-97 — North West Stone Carver Symposia
2008 — Portraiture in Clay - Workshop with Phillippe Faraut, Tacoma College, Tacoma, WA
EXHIBITIONS and SHOWS
1994 -- May Sweetbriar Nursery, Group Show, Kirkland, WA
1995 — Oct Molbacks Nursery Sculpture Garden, Kirkland, WA
1996 — May - Dec The Bronze Gallery, Kirkland, Seattle, WA
1996 -97 Dec - Sept Kirkland City Offices, Kirkland, WA
1997 — Feb North West Stone Sculptor Association (NWSSA) group show Flower and Garden show; Seattle, WA
1997 — Jan - Dec The Bronze Gallery, Kirkland, Seattle, WA
1997 — Oct Mind, Body and Soul Conference, Weston Hotel, Seattle, WA
1998 — Nov Mind, Body and Soul Conference, Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland
2000 — Aug – Sept City of Kenmore Art Show hosted by the Northlake Lutheran Church
2002 — May Permanent exhibit - Thiem Kims Herb Company, Seattle, WA
2001 — July PETs of America, Summer Gathering, Gasworks Park, Seattle, WA
2003 — June Sculpture Representational Panel slide show and discussion Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry St, Seattle, WA
2004 — April Seattle Grammy Exhibit and Auction - The Weston, Seattle, WA
2005 — May – June "The Dream" - Shenmen Healing Center Collection Exhibit, Seattle, WA
2005 — May “Queen of the Carpet” - St. Benedict Show and Auction, Red Lion Inn, Seattle, WA
2006 — Sep – Dec Art Cooperative 4210 - Ballard Art Walk - Ballard Ave, Seattle, WA Exhibited: The Dream
2007 — Jan Art Cooperative 4210 - Ballard Art Walk - Ballard Ave, Seattle, WA Exhibited: Isaiah
2007 — Aug Magnolia Art Festival, Seattle, WA Isaiah 2nd Place Winner in the Sculpture Category
2007 — Oct ArtWorks Benefit “A Collective Vision” Event Photo shoot, Seattle
2007 — Nov Gottlieb Gallery - Portland, exhibited Isaiah
2008 — Aug Art in the Pearl Show Portland, OR Exhibited The Siren
2008 — Oct City Hall Exhibit Portland, OR Exhibited The Siren and Isaiah
2012 — Jun-Aug City of Gresham Juried Show - Paintings "Opera!" receives Honorable Mention
2012 — July Poster Garden, Portland, OR Exhibited paintings and sculpures
2012 — July Street of Dream Portland, Exhibited The Siren
2012 — Aug Bush Barn Gallery, Salem, OR Exhibited The Siren and The Dream
2012 — Oct Geezer Gallery, Portland, OR Exhibited Isaiah and The Dream
2012 — Oct Home and Garden Show, Portland, OR Exhibited paintings and sculpture
2013 — Feb Home and Garden Show, Portland, OR Exhibited paintings
2013 — Feb Geezer Gallery, Portland, OR Exhibited and sold The Siren
2013 — Mar Concordia University, Portland, OR Exhibited three paintings
2013 — Mar Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR Active member group show Exhibited Kabuki Girl
2013 — Mar Walters Cultural Center, Hillsboro, OR Exhibited and sold the Dream —
2013 — Apr Artists Repertory Theater - Portland, OR Exhibited The Siren, The Dream, Isaiah
2013 — Jun- Sept Beaverton Woman's Imaging Center - Through Geezer Gallery Exhibited The Siren
2013 — July BirdSong, Portland, OR Exhibited paintings, sculpture and oil painting demo
2013 — Jun-Aug Cafe Jola - John's Landing, Portland, OR Exhibited 5 oil paintings
2013 — Jun-Dec Love Art! Gallery - Sellwood, Portland, OR Isaiah, The Dream, Queen of the Carpet
2013 — Sept Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR Active member juried show Exhibited Lilliana
2014 — Aug-Dec The Brandon Gallery, Portalnd, OR Exhibiting "Pict Warrior"
2014 -15 Dec-Feb Alberta Abbey, Portalnd, OR Exhibiting exhibiting 4 oil paintings
2016 — Jan Terwilliger Star Gallery. Exhibited Opera!, Evening at the Opera, Flirtation, Lilliana, Rebeca & Little Orphan Annie
2016 — Jan-present The Brandon Gallery, Portalnd, OR Exhibiting "Pict Warrior"
2017 — Jan- 2019 Columbia Art Center Gallery, Hood River, OR Exhibiting sculptures: "The Dream", "Siren's Gaze”, "Queen of the Carpet"
2018 — Feb -2019 Columbia Art Center Gallery, Hood River, OR Exhibiting sculpture: "Bouyancy 1"
2019 — May-June Rivermark Credit Union Gallery - Sculptures and paintings
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