ARTIST STATEMENT

I am influenced by the interconnection between humanity and nature. The organic qualities of my work stem from my love and respect for nature and its mysterious repetition of line and form. Working from my visual memory, the figuration appears and disappears within the shapes and gestural movements... it’s perception vs. reality that intrigues me.

“Each free-flowing exploration is only complete when the abstract touches the familiar...that point when something definite has been created, but its mystery is still intact. My hope is that when someone views my work, they are drawn in and connected on an emotional level to something fundamentally human.”


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 Solo Exhibition: FaunaFloraFigure; The Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2016 Summer Soltices; Artspace 8, Chicago, IL
2016 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI (Honorable Mention
2016 Chess; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2015 ArtSpace 8 Gallery Group Show, Chicago, IL
2013 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI
2012 Hiding In Clear Sight; North Shore Art LeagueChicago, IL 2
2012 Centered States; South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI
2011 Reassembled Group Show; South Shore Arts, Munster, IN
2011 Compilation Group Exhibition; The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2010 Shared Visions Group Show; The John Almquist Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Sevres. Beyond Blue; Brickton Arts Center Group Show, Chicago, IL
2010 Improbability; Chicago, IL
2009 Kunst10daagse: Art Unites; Bergen, The Netherlands


EDUCATION

School of Representational Art, Chicago, IL


ADDITIONAL STUDIES

American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL & Koh-Varilla Guild, Chicago
George Sotos & Patrick Betaudier
Judy Pfaff, George Sotos & Patrick Betaudier