"My commitment to the practice of encaustic painting on wood panels created a series of unfolding stories of translucent wax-layered pigments, emanating light to the surfaces—they glow.

On canvas, bright, pigmented acrylics of pearlescent color shift illuminating light, enhanced with metallics.

Larger canvases bring open space and freedom to my current body of work. In the underpainting foundation of each canvas, I strive for meditative carelessness in brush strokes, akin to the Japanese "sembyo"
style, painting without fear and hesitation. This dialogue between myself and canvas defines the new reality in my landscape.

 

My paintings capture the thoughts and emotions that landscapes evoke.
My intention through my work is to create a reverence for landscapes, the earth, and consciousness that feeds me physically, emotionally, and spiritually."

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017    Petley Jones Gallery - Vancouver BC                    
2015    Christine Klassen Gallery - Calgary, AB
2014    Butters Gallery - Portland OR  
2013    Christine Klassen Gallery - Calgary, AB  
            New Art Center - NYC  NY  
            Petley Jones Gallery - Vancouver BC  
2012    Butters Gallery - Portland OR  
2010    Van Tuinen Art - Olympia WA
2009    Butters Gallery – Portland, OR  
            Artworks - Vancouver BC 
            Washington Center - Olympia WA
2008    Summit Fine Art Banff – Canada 
            Artworks- Vancouver, BC
2007    Butters Gallery – Portland, OR  
            Summit Fine Art Banff – Canada 
            Artworks- Vancouver, BC
2005     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
2004     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
             Kimzey Miller Gallery – Seattle, WA
             Gallery Gora – Montreal, Canada
2003     Artworks Gallery – Vancouver, BC 
             Elizabeth Edwards Gallery – Palm Springs, CA
2002     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
             Kimzey Miller Gallery – Seattle, WA
2001     Kimzey Miller Gallery – Seattle, WA
             Elizabeth Edwards Gallery – Laguna, CA, Palm Spring, CA
2000     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
1998     Santa Fe Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, NM
1997     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
1996     Kimzey Miller Gallery – Seattle, WA
1995     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
1994     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
1992     Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
1990     Phillip Brock Gallery – Seattle, WA
1989     Paccar Corp. – Bellevue, WA
1988     Marianne Partlow Gallery – Olympia, WA
1986     Pacific NW Bell – Seattle, WA
1984     Lynn McAllister Gallery – Seattle, WA
1980     Hope College – Holland, MI
1979     Grand Valley State College – Grand Rapids, MI
1978     Muskegon Community College – Muskegon, MI
1977     Kalamazoo College - Kalamazoo, MI

Selected Exhibitions
2017    Steidel Fine Art - Austin TX
            Butters Gallery - Portland OR
            Christine Klassen Gallery - Calgary AB
            Denver Central Library - Denver CO
            ADC - Cleveland OH
2016    Christine Klassen Gallery - Calgary AB
            Butters Gallery Print Show - Portland OR
            Petley Jones - Vancouver BC
2015    Butters Gallery - Portland OR 
            Petley Jones - Vancouver BC
2014    Butters Gallery - Portland OR
            Christie Klassen Gallery - Calgary Canada
2013    Petley Jones - Vancouver BC
2012    LA Affordable Art Show - January 
            Weiss Gallery - Calgary, Canada
2011    Projects Gallery - Philadelphia, PE
            Petley Jones Gallery - Vancouver BC
            Elevations Gallery - Canmore AB
2010    Broadway Gallery - New York City, NY
            Miami Basel Show -  Nina Torres Gallery - Miami, FL
            LA Art Seen - Los Angles, CA
2009    Miami Red Dot Show  (Butters Gallery)
            Artprize - Grand Rapids, MI ( top 75 )
            Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2008    Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
            Miami Red Dot
2007    Art Works Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2006    AAF – New York City, NY
2005    AAF – New York City, NY
            Florence Biennale – Florence, ITALY 
2004    Palm Springs International – Palm Springs, CA
            Gallery Ochi – Sun Valley, ID
2003    Elizabeth Doyle Gallery – Maui, HI
2000    Art 21 International Show – Las Vegas, NV
1999    Santa Fe Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, NM
1998    Agart World Print Exhibition – Bled, Slovenia
            Facet Fine Arts Center – Taos, NM
1997    SITE Santa Fe – Santa Fe, NM
1996    Seattle Art Fair – Seattle, WA
1995    Seattle Art Fair – Seattle, WA
1994    Portland Art Museum – Portland, OR
1993    Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
1992    van Straten Gallery – Chicago, IL
1988    van Straten Gallery – Chicago, IL
1987    Centrum Print Show – Seattle, WA
            Whatcom Museum of Art – Bellingham, WA
1986    Shoshanna Wayne Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
            van Straten Gallery – Chicago, IL
            WA State Pavilion Expo – Vancouver, British Columbia
1983    Northwest Print Council – Portland, OR
1976    Henry Museum -  Seattle, WA
1974    Joslyn Art Center -  Omaha  Nebraska
1973    Hope College - Holland, MI
 

Publications
2013    100 NW Artists Book  Schiffer Press December  
2012    Artwit  NYC Online Magazine  April  
2010    NY Arts Magazine Summer
2008    The Rocky Mountain Outlook  May
2007    The Oregonian  February
2005    Bienalle Internationale Dell' Arte Contemporanea, Quinta Edizona
2005    Home and Garden Fall
2002    The Portland Mercury  April
2004    Dream House Western Canada Magazine
2004    The Magazine  Sante Fe, New Mexico
 

Museums, Public and Private Collections

Grand Rapids Art Museum
Kansas State University
Paccar Corporation
Art in Embassy, 2016 Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2008 Doha, Qatar  
The Village   Vancouver BC
L' Hermitage  Hotel  Vancouver BC
U.S. State Department
Imperial Bank of Canada  
Winsor Park Hotel,  Taiwan 
Nordic Research Group  Vancouver, BC
Intrawest 
Keg Restaurant   Vancouver BC, Calgary, Montreal, Austin TX, Banff, Canada
Commonwealth Insurance Company   Vancouver BC
PHSA  Vancouver BC
Bonneville Power Administration
Museum of Encaustic Art - Santa Fe, NM                            
Mitsubishi
Steelcase Corporation
American Art
Westinghouse Corporation
City of Grand Rapids, MI
Herman Miller
City of Olympia - WA
Tectonics Corporation
Hope College - Holland MI
Seattle First National Bank
Kaiser Medical
Association of Northwest Gas Utilities
Hilton Hotels
Hyatt Regency Hotel 
Bank of America 
Heritage Bank
Gannet News
Nordstrom
Paccar Corp.
Security Pacific 
U.S. West
Burlington Northern
First Federal Bank of Detroit

 

FILM INDUSTRY

Tin Star TV Series 
Jake 2.0
FEIHT Productions ( Killer Instinct)
Prior Offenses Production
I Robot
Smallville
L Word
Code Name-The Cleaner

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WORKS FOR SALE

 
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