ARTIST STATEMENT

The origins of my work lie in observing the world and taking note of visual elements which I find worthy of further consideration. I look with intensity at subjects that intrigue me, and try to portray them in a way that allows them to become symbolic, metaphorical, or provocative in some way. I hope to urge people to see familiar objects in new ways or to simply see what is ordinarily overlooked. In the process of careful observation, I often take an object out of its environment or normal context. This allows me to focus on the form, rather than the function, and often leads me to find the soul of the inanimate object.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015: "Tectonic", Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI,
2015: "Massively Small" - group show at J Go Gallery, Park City, UT
2015: "Real Paint" - group show at Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI
2015: "Pretty in Pink" - group show at dk Gallery, Marietta, GA
2015: "Objectified" - group show at the Carr Center, Detroit, MI
2015: "Michigan Artists" - group show at the Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI
2014: Little Boxes, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2013: Contemporary Realism, M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK
2013: Food for Thought, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2012: Contemporary Realism, M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK
2011: Artifacts Gallery Project,Ann Arbor MI
2011: Groups Show M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2010: Wordage, Detroit Artists Market Gallery, Detroit, MI
2010: Still Lifes, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2010: Contemporary realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2010: Art on the House, Capitol Building, Lansing MI


EDUCATION

MFA in Medical Illustration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - 1988
MFA in Painting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI -1976
BA in Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, MO