My art work is a combination of painting, sculpture, photography and poetry.
I have always been interested in human movement and one of the most interesting human moving activities is dance, I have taken dancers and abstracted them with oils on both canvas and on board.
My photography work spans Photojournalism, Black & White, landscape, portraiture, photo manipulation and commercial marketing projects.
My newest sculpture works have been using recycled wood products.
I have found that while it is hard to be “Green” with all my art it is possible to be greener with a little planning.
I am always thinking about my art and looking to add new media into my art portfolio.
A Hand into Hell Une main dans l' enfer
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Textbook Illustrator, Photojournalist, Cartoonist
Simon & Schuster, Oxford Eagle, TV Tempo Magazine,
Daily Mississippian, Washington Post, USA Today, The Olympian , Hunting & Fishing NW Magazine, Bassmaster Magazine, BASS Times
Education: Years 7-12 Fairfax Advanced Arts and Artists Program. Years 11 & 12 Marketing.
University of Mississippi, Art School, Painting & Sculpture, Parks and Recreation Management.
The Evergreen State College, Non-profit programs, Planning and operations, Grant Writing, Georgetown University, Public Policy Analysis, George Mason University, Graphics Publishing.
Students Show, 1976, Honorable Mention, Watercolour
Ole Miss Open Art Show, 1979 Honorable Mention, Watercolour
Ole Miss Open Art Show, 1980, Best in Show, Watercolour
Artists of the Olympian, 2005, Best in Show, Oils
Artists of the Olympian, 2008 Best in Show, Oils
Thurston County Art Show 2015 First Place, Painting
Thurston County Art Show 2015 Honorable Mention, Painting
Thurston County Art Show 2017 Appreciation Award, Painting
I am currently looking for a space, maybe an empty commercial store front to have a show. Downtown Olympia would be best but open to anything with good sidewalk and street traffic.