December 2 & 3, 11am-5pm
I'm a painter and printmaker based in Oakland, California, where I've made my home for more than three decades. However, my roots trace back to a childhood spent living on the shores of a Minnesota lake. This blend of urban life and a deep connection to nature shapes my artistic journey and fuels my quest to find beauty in all corners of existence.
My creative passion revolves around exploring the objects and structures made, used, and often discarded and forgotten by humanity. I'm deeply fascinated by the stories they carry. My artistic goal is to capture these stories through my prints and paintings. Each piece starts with layers of drawings and written reflections, laying the groundwork for my work. Using elements like color, line, and texture, I aim to convey the emotions and tales that reveal the subject's essence. It's my means of inviting others to discover the beauty and stories hidden within the everyday.
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts. Additionally, I've had the privilege of working as an Artist in Residence at the Kala Institute in Berkeley, California.