My work stems from intuitive nonobjective processes and contains my search for visual "magic"; the definition of "magic" coming from Webster as that 'mysterious, seemingly inexplicable power or influence, as the 'magic' of love. I work with creating an interplay between objective and subjective reality, the various parts or subsections relate intrinsically to form poetry, and structurally, as in Bach's 2-part inventions, the parts blend and create something new.

Increasingly, my work is being influenced by the WWW and the technology that is being used in that context. If in my dreams I find a mouse cursor rolling over an image of my stomach while suffering from a stomach ailment or if I dream in images of .swf's and .jpeg's with their related icons, my integration with technology is complete. Technology is not a byproduct which is attached to my life; it is a truly functional part of my life. Like driving a car, it is rapidly becoming the vehicular metaphor. And as such, it has not been surprised when these images and processes come to play in my work.

In the work section of this small group of pages, I have included samples of a few of my pieces connected with brief statements.

The following is my educational background, awards and grants received, and artist's talks I have given. More related information such as Public Collections, Exhibitions, Teaching Info, Workshops etc. are located at as well as a more extensive viewing of my work.

Educational Background

I studied at the Kansas City Art Institute for three years and completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 19991 with a Phi Kappa Phi honor. I have completed my Master of Fine Arts in Art and graduated with Honors in May, 1993.


Professional Development Grant, Mission College, 2000

Professional Development Grant, San Jose City College, 2000

National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship, Painting, 1996.

Contemporary Artists Center, Recognition of Merit, North Adams, Massachusetts, April 1995.

Kansas Arts Commission Professional Development Grant, October 1993-June 1994.

Springfield, Massachusetts Art League Award, 1994.

Phi Kappa Phi, 1990.


Gallery Talk, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA., September 1999.

Slide Presentation and Artist's Talk, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA May, 1999.

Slide Presentation and Artist's Talk, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA. March 23, 1999.

Slide Presentation and Artist's Talk, University of Wisconsin, Madison. May 4, 1997.

Slide Presentation and Artist's Talk, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. November 6, 1996.

Slide Presentation and Artist's Talk, University of Minnesota, Morris Campus, November 5, 1996.

"Painting in the 90's," Panel Discussion, Guest Speaker (one of five), David Levik Gallery, July 19, 1995.



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