ARTIST STATEMENT

Recently I have been working on surface texture and painting, finding inspiration in alphabets current and ancient, diagrams, maps, scientific/ mathematic images, patterns, and earth colors. I am constantly loading images, writings and music waiting for the subconscious soup to simmer and form a new idea (at least new to me).I find myself responding to found materials, building/layering 2 dimensional designs and 3 dimensional forms while quickly moving on to the next piece. “Flowing with ideas” that steam up from the mental soup vs calculated preplanning and formal studied approaches. On top of that I’m having an absolute blast making the work.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015: Elemental Transformations, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI
2014 Object /Place: works by Lee S. Brown and Art Martin November 2014
2014: Annual Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2014: Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
2013: Artwalk, Grand Haven, MI
2013: Art of Design Show, Susan Fredman Design Group, Chicago, IL
2012-2013: South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, MI
2012: Muskegon Museum of Art, Annual Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, MI
2012: Kalamazoo Institute of Art, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo, MI
2011: Muskegon Museum of Art, Annual Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, MI
2011: Kalamazoo Institute of Art, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo, MI
2011: C2C Gallery, Grand Haven, MI
2011: NCCA Arts Place, Fremont, MI
2011: Rankin Art Gallery, Ferris State University, MI
2011: Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition


EDUCATION

Kendall School of Design, Illustration