Thoughts about my work …
I escaped. I walked away from home, into the Arizona desert. I walked countless miles through the brush and cacti. Treasure hunted in abandoned mines and caves. Visited with old-time cowboys. Discovered unknown petroglyphs. Been surrounded by coyotes, javelina, and hundreds of bats. Talked to a young mountain lion. Ate cactus and agave fruits. Became sensitive to the presence of things, the mood and energy they projected into the world. Wild places saved me.
I paint for people who want to know what it feels like to be somewhere or to know someone; who want to go beyond conventional interpretations and beliefs, to see things differently.
I paint experiences — feelings of places I’ve been, people I have known. Most often I use oil and watercolor paints and occasionally I make prints or assemble found objects into sculptures.
Very brief bio …
Spent my formative years in Tucson, Arizona.
Lived in 9 USA states, and lived, worked, and traveled abroad for 8 years.
Exhibited paintings and sculptures in the USA and Germany.
First painting award at age 12 (I still have the painting!).
BA in Wildlife Biology.
MFA in Painting.
PhD in Psychology.
Teach part-time at Portland Community College and exhibit my work in the Portland area.