About Me

I have been involved in the arts, in one way or another, for most of my adult life. Straight out of high school I started attending Pierce Community College, known for their art and agricultural departments.  I took double class loads for four years, majoring in art, with a minor in biology.

Places I have shown my work include some group exhibitions at venues such as Barnsdall Park, Pierce and the now-defunct Site Gallery in Los Angles, mostly in the period of the late 1980s through early 2000s. I am proud to have spent much of the 1990s working closely with artist Lun*na Menoh to assist her in materializing her ever-topical artistic vision.
(She explores notions of 
femininity/masculinity, fashion, and image in a way that is non-judgemental and often humorous.)

In 1997 I started a handmade card business making multiples as well as a good deal of miniature originals. Many, many one-off 
cards are out there (somewhere?) bearing my initials. In more recent years I’ve spent part of my time freelancing as a graphic designer.

While I became close friends with environmental artists Susanna Dadd and James Griffith back in the early nineties, the artwork that I was producing at that time was much more self-absorbed. It took me many years to find my own voice in the environmental art movement. These days as I’ve become increasingly concerned about political and environmental issues, I devote what time I can to activism. Our ongoing global environmental crisis has inspired this current art series.

 About Artwork on This Site

All work on this website was created by means of digital collage and alteration of existing photographs. Displaced
fragments, photo-negative effects, elements of our shared visual language such as rings that might suggest wave transmission or oversized pixels as a reference to modern technology, menacing shards, the juxtaposition of the beautiful with the cautionary, and other graphic devices are intended to create an unsettling undercurrent. 

As with all visual art, any intrinsic value must be of a visual nature. If the work itself does not document or suggest any issue or convey anything of visual worth, then excessive verbal explanation given to prop it up is fairly useless. As stated concisely by Edward Hopper "If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."

It is my hope for this recent body of work to appear pretty straightforward -for it not to require a lot of narration and that it can offer something that stays with the viewer rather than a mere passing diversion.

 About Buying

To inquire about purchasing art shown on the website please email me through the contact link. Sales are to be completed using Escrow.com, a service that also allows payments via PayPal up to $5,000 and larger amounts directly through their firm. Shipping is to be paid by the buyer. Each encaustic piece displays it’s estimated dimensions and weight so cost calculations can be made. Shipment is via UPS standard ground unless otherwise agreed. Sales within the continental U.S. are preferable. Anything else will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Encaustic works will be shipped in an insulated crate provided at no extra cost.