- Bachelor of Fine Arts, California State University, Northridge
- Teaching Credentials: Multiple Subject K-12 and Single Subject Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Recent Museum Exhibition
Resilience, Art of the Channel Islands, curated by Olivia Williamson. September 9 to December 19, 2022, Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA.
Recent Juried Exhibitions
All exhibitions at SCIART are at the Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA
- 2022 Collectors Choice 2022 (First Place) SCIART, Juror: Sarah Russin
- 2021 The Next Big Thing 2021, SCIART, Juror: Peter Mays
- 2021 Collectors Choice 2021, SCIART, Juror: Jo Lauria
- 2020 The Next Big Thing 2020, SCIART, Juror: Leah Ollman
- 2020 Collectors Choice 2020, SCIART, Juror: Katherine Chang Liu
- 2020 I Have A Story, The Galleria, Hillcrest Center for the Arts Curators: Connie Tunick and John Johnson
- 2019 The Next Big Thing 2019, SCIART, Juror: Mat Gleason
- 2018 The Next Big Thing 2018, SCIART, Juror: Peter Frank
- # spare a square (#spareasquare) When Toilet paper was seen as a rare commodity. Organized by Karrie Ross. Self-portrait on a square of toilet paper.
- Artists, Art and Story: A Moment in Time, 2020 International, coordinated by Karrie Ross. Included is my 2000 word essay on the year 2020 with two images: Triple Topographic Tortoises and Guaranteed GI Loans in Reseda, 1950 (only if your′re white).
Art was my full time career in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I studied with Marvin Harden at California State University, Northridge, where I received my BA in Fine Art. My career included many commissions for graphite, watercolor and batik portraits: a book cover, The Bear Tribe′s Self Reliance Book by Sun Bear, 1977; the cover of a national magazine, The Libertarian Review, September, 1981; designing and illustrating a book, Ladybug by Catherine Drum Scherer, 1983. I used batik as a fine art medium to create batik portraits, still life, fantasy, historical commentary, and figurative paintings. I created batik hanging banners with Native American, wild flower, and Women′s Movement themes. My first solo show was in Spokane, Washington at Gallery Dupris in November of 1979. My most exciting solo show was at the grand-opening of the new Spokane City Hall Art Gallery in October of 1982. Both shows exhibited my graphite portraits as well as my batik paintings and banners.
Upon my return to California, I went into corporate sales for a decade, yet I continued to make art with other figurative artists. I was a classroom teacher for the Conejo Valley Unified School District in Thousand Oaks from 1993 to 2016, and was also the district Art Mentor who taught teachers how to teach art to children. I currently teach a painting workshop at the Conejo Valley Adult School.
During the last three years that I taught, I focused on teaching my students about the Channel Islands, which are known as the Galapagos of North America. Teaching my students how to draw the Channel Island animals began my journey into drawing wildlife, and that eventually led me to my Vintage Map series.
I have been an Artist in Residence at Studio Channel Islands for three years in studio O2, and an Artist Member for over five years.
This page was last updated in August 2022.