I began my artistic life working in clay and metal so 3D ideas and approaches inform my paintings. I am primarily interested in how the movement of light across solid forms creates a construction of planes. As such my paintings always begin as an assortment of large shapes. Using color and tone I render details in these large areas as I refine my observations. While my subjects are varied and include the human figure, landscapes, animals and still lifes my interest in finding and describing each scene’s abstract forms remains a constant in each of my paintings.
After receiving a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute I worked as a sculptor. In the 1980s and 90s I was active in Denver’s alternative art scene as a member of Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis. In 1996 I began studying life drawing at the Arts Students League. I have had the opportunity to take drawing classes with Mitch Castner and Rick Brogan and have studied painting with Mark Daily and Molly Davis. I continue to learn from and with the many dedicated and talented artists at ASLD.

I have always enjoyed teaching art classes. I first began by instructing children’s clay classes at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. Currently I work at ASLD in the summer children’s art camp ceramics program. During the year I am a monitor in the uninstructed life drawing classes at the League.

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