My interest as a painter is in observing and working
with color. Color cannot be perceived without light. Light is the source of all
life. The paintings live in the realm of the cusp of things, the fragile and
ever changing phenomena of the temporal world.
I work in series, which when exhibited together create an immersive
environment. My current project addresses the riparian zones of the world, the
eco systems located on the banks of natural watercourses; these buffer zones
between land and water are being threatened by development and rising global
For the past 40 years I have called Montana my home
- in a small rural community in a pristine place, in nature.
I am a two- time recipient of grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation.
Other grants include; The Western Arts Federation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany
Foundation; in addition I received the SECA Award, San Francisco Museum
of Art; the David S. McMillan Award, the San Francisco Art Institute and the
Northwest Biennial from Portland Art Museum.
My artwork is included in the collections of The Museum of
Roverato-Trento, Italy, the Ulrich Art Museum in Kansas, The Palazzo Ducal,
Sassoulo, Italy, The Panza Collection, Museum Ritter, Germany, Foundation de
Lijnen, Belgium, The Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo New York, The Austin
Museum of Art, Texas, The Denver Art Museum, The Henry Gallery, University of
Washington, Seattle, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Tacoma Art Museum, the
Portland Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum,
California, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Berkeley Museum,
Berkeley, California. As well as many private collections.