CV/Artist Statement

Education

1988 BFA Washington University in St. Louis
1987 Skowhegan School of Art

Select Solo Exhibitions

Artists Showcase, Four Seasons 2000-2015
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, New York 2010 
Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, New York 2009
Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao HI, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995

Select Group Exhibitions
Art Project Paia, Maui, Paia Maui, August 2016
Art Project Paia, Water is our Soul, Paia Maui, May 2016
Art in America on Tour curated by Julie Torres, Harper Gallery, Clinton South Carolina, January 2016
Art Project Paia, Color, Paia Maui, January 2016
Art in America curated by Julie Torres, Miami, Dec 2015
Art Project Paia, Nature, Paia Maui, August 2015
Designer Showcase MAGIC. Las Vegas 2014
San Diego Art Fair 2010, Brenda Taylor Gallery
Red Dot Art Fair, NYC, Brenda Taylor Gallery 2010
Artist of Maui, Four Seasons Wailea Maui 2010
Art Maui, Kahalui Hawaii 2010, 2012, 2013
Hui Noeau, Makawao Hawaii 2010

Heidi Cho Gallery, New York , New York  2009
Verge Miami, Brenda Taylor Gallery, Miami 2009
Artists of Maui, Four Seasons Resort, Wailea, HI, 2000-2009
Fine Art Associates, Honolulu  2009
Art on the Green, Wailea HI,  2008, 2009
Art Maui, Annual Juried Show, Kahului, HI.  2015,2013,2012,2011,2010,2006, 2004, 2000, 1999, 1997
Hui Noeau Juried Member Show  2005, 2004, 2000, 1999

We live in a time of sophisticated viewing where every rule has been broken, every movement done and redone.
How does a painter capture the attention of the viewer and beckon them to stay?

In my paintings bold graphics and vibrant colors capture your attention at the outset then playful, ambiguous, spaces, that are pleasantly perplexing invite the audience in for a longer stay.  These novel places allow the viewer to explore finding the familiar and the unknown, the formed and the deformed.  Inside the painting is the illusion of deep space influenced by the distant horizons of the islands.
The paintings evolve over months using thin  layers to take advantage of the luminosity unique to oils.  I attempt to make things awkward enough to fail and hope to find the thread that magically pulls it together.

My paintings are visual candy, a complex treat for the eyes and the mind.

 

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