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I am an artist, a painter, with an interest in how we see and tell our stories. I’m inspired by visual relationships, experience, our collective history and our sense of place in the world.

I’m a visual storyteller, by choice and temperament. I started painting at age 8—choosing art lessons over guitar. At 21, I completed a BFA in painting at the University of Utah and upon graduating was awarded a painting grant by the Greenshields Foundation that enabled my expanding artistic journey to NYC and Boston. In 1981, I completed an MFA in Painting at Boston University where I studied with Phillip Guston and James Weeks—a notable “Bay area” figurative painter. Their approach to color, space and story telling still inform me today. “Painting is a kind of war between the moment and the pull of memory” – Phillip Guston

At the end of my studies I exhibited at the Boston University Art Gallery with my fellow graduates and later had my first one-person show at the Chapel Gallery in Newton, Massachusetts, I exhibited in several group shows including the Fitchburg Art Museum featuring contemporary figurative artists. My first job was teaching painting, drawing and design at the Art Institute of Boston where I also exhibited along with faculty.

Still being creatively engaged with ideas and storytelling, and needing to make a living to support my family, I switched genres to advertising and worked as a Creative Director, winning all kinds of recognition: Cannes Grand Prix, Clio, Addy, Communication Arts, One Show, and Archive.

Over the past decade, I have given more attention to my first passion—painting. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to show in NY and Toronto. At the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery I had a solo show in 2016. And in Toronto I was part of a group show, REversion 2017 -- “A Figurative & Portrait Group Art Exhibition”.