Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

My work is evocative of children’s book illustrations while being literal at the same time. Painted usually from an aerial perspective, they show bits and pieces of both real and surreal. For inspiration I’ve traveled by helicopter from islands of Hawaii and Pacific NW, Skagit Valley tulip fields, to rolling wheat fields of the Palouse.

Born in Michigan and later moving to California as a child, I attended Chouinard and Brooks Art Institutes. I lived on Kauai for a decade in 1970s, and then established my studio in Seattle area from 1981 to present.

In 2001 I was awarded a commission to create a 30 ft. wide series of paintings for University of Washington, Bothell. My work is represented by Gunnar Nordstrom Fine Arts Gallery since 1993. I’ve exhibited at public and private galleries in Washington State, Montana, Oregon, California, NYC and Hawaii. Collectors include University of Washington Hospital, City of Lynnwood, Atlanta Georgia Power, among others as well as private individuals.

I’m particularly drawn to water and cultivation. My goal is marriage of recognizable actuality to abstract wonder.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.