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Drawing or painting from life -- from a live model or out in the natural landscape "en plein aire" are my preferred ways of working. I also work in my studio based on sketches and photos I taken, or still life setups. Currently my paintings are primarily in oil, and my drawings in pastel or conte. I am always inspired by the beauty around me in the natural world, and hope to celebrate and explore that in my work.

 

Professionally, I have worked in visual design and marketing communications in the Silicon Valley area of California for 30+ years. I currently live in Minnesota.

EDUCATION:

  • BA in Studio Art, San Jose State University 

  • Certificate Program, University of California Santa Cruz Extension, Web Design & Development

  • Summer Session in Lacoste France, Sarah Lawrence/Cleveland Institute of Art (now run by SCAD)

  • Continuing Education in Painting, Drawing & Collage classes and workshops with: Ingrid Christensen, Inge Infante, Kristin Lindseth, George Rivera, Tom Sparacino

Member: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

 

Please use the Contact email form to reach me if you are interested in purchasing an original painting.