My work is a direct reflection of the natural world and built environment demonstrating my love for the inspiration they provide to me as a painter and an artist. I visually respond to everyday observations with a twist. Capturing imagery through photography is my first step as I craft a painting that may bring in several elements and layers versus focusing on a single image. Pushing these contexts enables me to create new images as I re-imagine landscapes, figures and narratives along with skewing perspectives and manipulating the medium. Using saturated color also keeps my work alive to the mystical visions that eliminates redundancy. Using oil paint provides enough diversity for me a sole process. I also use watercolor and mixed media as well. I strive for the viewer to appreciate the context in which I create my work and hope my works inspires viewers as well.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Located in Chicago.
2023 “What Did You Say?” Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
2022 Magnified: The History of Histology- “Cellular Tableau” Roche Diagnostics- Tuscon, AZ
2022 Darkness of These Times- “Growing Concern” Veridian Gallery, New York, NY
2022 Art Prize- “Social Distancing at Japanese Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
2022 Selected Paintings at Goods & Heros, Three Oaks, MI
2021 Art Prize, “Blue Eyed Cows’ Lantern Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI
2020 Outside The Practice, Paintings, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
2023- Artist Residency at Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos Greece
2013-14 Teacher Academy for the Arts, Singapore
2012-13 Singapore High School of the Arts (SOTA) Assisted with recruitment.
Visiting artist, drawing, photo processes for two summers.
Current and Past Employment
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Seasonal Portfolio Reviewer for Admissions 2018 to present
Co-Director of the Career and Professional Experience 1989-2017
Led Study Trips to Ireland and Greece 1999-2006
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Fine Art w emphasis in Painting
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