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Similar to many artists, my artistic studies started at an early age with a discovery of my ability to accurately portray representational subject matter. I have found freedom in combining it with abstraction. My mediums vary from oil to acrylic, usually with a result of an impasto quality.

With a love of the gestural beauty that the mediums can take on themselves, my paintings explore the past and future of the mind and soul through color and texture. Using palette knives, brushes and sometimes unconventional tools, I use the paint as a 3 dimensional material. I have found a two-fold direction in my work, embracing abstract improvisation as well as depiction of intentional forms. My need to unleash untested concepts of the mind combined with a free-flowing intuition in use of color drive each of my paintings.

CURRENT REPRESENTATION

•A. Space Gallery, Menlo Park, CA
*Slate Art Consulting, Oakland, CA
• American Art Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
• Selected works available at Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto
• CSL Art Consultation, San Francisco Bay Area

SHOWS AND ACTIVITY

solo exhibition coming fall 2019, stay tuned

stARTup Fair, San Francisco, April 26-28, 2019

Parca art auction, artist participant— spring 2019

Lymelight’s Dart for Art, artist participant— spring 2019

Art Event Consultation, Peninsula Museum of Art
—2018/19

Live Figure Drawing, Golden Moon Gallery — 2018

Open Studios in conjunction with Camila Magrane and Tere Casas, JAX Wine Tasting Room in SOMA
— fall 2018

Art commission package — CuriOdyssey Gala art donation raised 10k for the organization — fall 2018

SFOS juried call for artists finalist and weekend one feature of the ARTSPAN guide — summer 2018

Art auction with peninsula based charity, Parca, serving people with disabilities and their families — spring 2018

Lymelight's Dart for Art, artist participant — spring 2018

Finalist and group exhibition — San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Brushstrokes statewide juried art competition — spring/early summer 2018

Art auction Laurel Elementary School — winter 2018

Art auction PTS winter gala — winter 2017

Exhibition titled "Uniendo the Past" in conjunction with artist Tere Casas at The Laundry in the SF Mission district — fall 2017

“Best in show” award from Haggin Museum's SAL 5th regional juried exhibition — fall 2017

Art auction with peninsula based charity, Parca, serving people with disabilities and their families — spring 2017

Independent commission work, 2001 — present

Education

ONGOING STUDIES with artists such as William Rushton, Michael Azgour and Katie Hawkinson —2019 and beyond

STANFORD UNIVERSITY — art history and abstract study

UC BERKELEY — art history, oil painting technique, acrylic painting

UCLA — art history, color theory, figure drawing, design & layout

UCSB — watercolor painting techniques

CERTIFICATE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN FROM UCLA — 2003

CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO, B.S. IN BUSINESS MARKETING — 2001

"Uniendo the Past" Exhibition at The Laundry in the SF Mission district

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