ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

I ground my art through subject matter that inspires me. I work directly from real life, often painting spontaneously, wet on wet. Creating new works of art this way is challenging, but vital to achieving an energy and expressive quality that appeals to me aesthetically. Using form and shape, I decode and reorganize design in a way that creates harmonious interplay and the illusion of dimension. Abstracting and sacrificing form for the sake of design gives my paintings a unique look and style.

 

 

BIO

 

My passion for drawing and painting led me to attend The Kansas City Art Institute, where I received my BFA in Illustration in 1993.  After interning at Hallmark Cards and Disney Feature Animation, I relocated to Orlando, Florida where I spent over 10 years working for Disney on traditional animated films and shorts. My list of credits include The Little Match Girl, Brother BearLilo & StitchJohn HenryTarzanMulanPocahontas, and Circle of Life.

 

Since 2006, I’ve taught animation, illustration and on-location painting at The Art Institute in Portland, Oregon. I've directed numerous animated shorts including Fido, Cinderfella,

Bubbles, Masterpiece MakeoverEthos, and Paper Indians.  Teaching allows me to fully pursue my love of painting.

 

As an active member of the art community, I lead painting workshops to share with others what I have learned. I'm lucky to have joined such an amazing and eclectic group of artists that I've come to cherish.  Painting is one of my greatest loves, and I am happy that it plays such a prominent role in my life now.

 

I exhibit my artwork locally in various galleries and charitable art events throughout Oregon. For information on my upcoming workshops and exhibitions, please feel free to email me for more details.

 

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION 

Art On The Boulevard, Vancouver, WA

EXHIBITIONS & ART RELATED 

Oregon Art Beat 2020, release date coming soon...

A Focus On The Figure, Art On The Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 2020

Pacific Northwest Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA 2019

  • Second Place

AIS 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 2019

  • Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence

Neighborhood Associations Rocks!, The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR 2019

6th Annual Plein Air Festival, Lighthouse Art Center Museum, Tequesta, FL 2019

  • First Place

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, GA 2018

 

Rhythm and Hues, First Presbyterian Church of Portland, Portland OR 2018

For The Seventh Generation, The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR 2018

Pacific Northwest Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA 2018

  • Best Mountain

Oil & Water Works, Art On The Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 2017

Umpqua Plein Air, Umpqua, OR 2017

  • Best of Show

18th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, Montgomery – Lee Fine Art, Park City, UT 2017

Pacific Northwest Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA 2017

  • Honorable Mention

17th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 2016

Pacific Northwest Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA 2016

  • 3rd Place

Inner Light, Umpqua, OR 2016

Umpqua Pleain Air, Umpqua, OR 2016

Vistas & Vineyards, Exhibition Judge , LeSells Steward Center, Corvallis, OR 2016

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, GA 2016

4th Annual Plein Air Festival, Lighthouse Art Center Museum, Tequesta, FL 2016

 

Ten Year Anniversary, Art On The Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 2016

 

Lyrical Expressions, Art On The Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 2015

 

16th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ 2015

 

Plein Air @ Washington County, Exhibition Judge, Hillsboro, OR 2015

Umpqua Pleain Air, The Arts Center, Umpqua, OR 2015

 

  • 2nd Place

Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA 2015

  • 1st Place, Quick Draw

Oil Painters of America, Western Exhibition, 2015

 

Art in the Heart Anual Outdoor Art Show, Art On The Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 2015

 

Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 2015

  • 2nd Place

Giustina Gallery, Every Day Taste of Plein Air, Corvallis, OR 2015

 

 

Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, 2015

  • Blue Bird, 2nd Merit, Still Life

 

 

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, GA 2015

  • Renoir Figure in the Landscape 

 

 

Plein Air Magazine, May 2015 , Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, 2015

 

 

Professional Artist Magazine, Inspiration from Open Studios, 2015

 

15th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2014

 

Plein Air Magazine, Paint and Illusions of Reality, October 2014

 

Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 2014

  • 1st Place, Quick Draw

 

Paris in the Park Blocks, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 2014

 

Northwest Oil Painters Guild, Exhibition Judge, 2014

 

Plein Air Easton, Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Festival Building, Easton, MD 2014

 

Los Gatos Plein Air 2014, CA 2014

  • 2nd Place

 

A Chronicle of Lake Oswego, OR 2014

 

Alla Prima Portland 1st Annual Invitational Group Exhibition, Portland, OR 2014

 

Group Exhibition, O'Conner's Cafe, Portland, OR 2014

 

A Moment In Time, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 2014

 

Crush, Colmbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 2013

 

AIS 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC 2013

  • Presidents Award

 

7th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR 2013

  • 1st Place, Figurative

  • Honorable Mention, Landscape

 

Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 2013

  • Best in Oil

  • Honorable Mention, Landscape

 

Create, Diva Gallery, Eugene, OR 2013

  • 2nd Place, Cityscape

 

CAP Art Auction, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR 2013

 

Group Exhibition, O'Conner's Cafe, Portland, OR 2013

 

Arts & Life, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 2012 

 

Group Exhibition, Art on Broadway, Beaverton, OR 2012

 

Portand Open Studio, Studio 30, Portland, OR 2012

 

Exploring Portraiture, The Steve Goldman Gallery, Portland, OR 2012

 

30th Annual Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton Library, Beaverton, OR 2012

 

Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 2012

  • Best Waterfront

 

6th Annual Hissboro Plein Air, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR 2012

  • 1st Place, Figurative

 

Jane Air, Lake Oswego Library, Lake Oswego, OR 2012

 

Plein Air Exhibition, Cathedral Park Kitchen, Portland, OR 2011

 

5th Annual Hissboro Plein Air, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR 2011

  • 1st Place, Figurative

 

Group Exhibition, The Steve Goldman Gallery, Portland, OR 2011

 

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