Photo by James Arzente
Most of my work is inspired by observations of ordinary daily life—sometimes the beautiful, sometimes the bitter, sometimes the mundane—just documenting the truth as I see it and remember it.
I work in a variety of media and especially appreciate those which provide an inherent degree of surprise, like watercolor and monotype printing.
My style has probably developed from an appreciation of candor, color, storytelling, and absurdity. Along with careful observation of human behavior and noting how we all move through this world together—as one giant herd of crackpots.
I make art to laugh more often and breathe more deeply. And when it gives others a moment of fun, reflection or connection it brings me joy.
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• University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
• Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Masters of Science, Mass Communications /Advertising & Art Direction
EDUCATION, specific to fine art
• The Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA)
• Miller School of Art (Seattle, WA)
• Gage Academy of Art (Seattle, WA)
• NW Encaustic (Seattle, WA)
• Sitka for Art & Ecology (Cascade Head, OR)
• Berkeley Extension (San Francisco, CA)
• Portland State University (Portland, OR)
• Portland Center for the Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
2019/ Group show – Oil paintings, "Light" Fountainhead, Seattle WA
2019/ Group show - Mixed Media, "The Dog Show" Gallery 110, Seattle WA
2019/ Group show – Pacific Northwest Ballet Pop-up Gallery, Seattle WA
2019/ Group show – Seattle Art Fair via Gallery 110, Seattle WA
2019/ Solo show – Swimming in Optimism, Bobbie Medlin, Seattle WA
2018/ Group show – Mixed Media "Other Places, Other Faces", Fountainhead, Seattle WA
2017/ Solo show – Watercolor "Things In My Pockets", Gallery 110, Seattle WA
2016 / Group show – Mixed Media "People You May Know", Gallery 110, Seattle WA
2016 / Solo show– Paintings & Monotypes, Windermere Gallery, Seattle WA
2015 / Solo show – Paintings, Drawings & Monotypes, Gallery 4500, Seattle WA
2015 / Solo show – Monotypes, Waving Tree Winery Gallery, Kirkland, WA