Attended the San Francisco Arts Institute and UCLA, receiving a BA in Anthropology in 1980 while employed as illustrator for the Archaeological Survey. IIn I979, studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bourges, France. Left school and hitchhiked across Europe, Iran,Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal, painting small murals. In 1983,worked as an assistant to Terry Schoonhoven on his Los Angeles Olympics mural, and in 1984 was commissioned to paint an 8,400 square foot retaining wall on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, California. Since that time I have designed and painted 60 site-specific murals throughout the USA, including 4 artworks for the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, and two walls inside the Visitors Center on Independence Mall. In 2003, I was invited to paint a mural during the Festival International des Arts Plastiques in Mahares, Tunisia. For the past several years, I have the opportunity to work locally, producing murals in Sebastopol, Sonoma, Occidental and this coming spring in Boyes Hot Springs..

Work in the the studio consists of smaller paintings on canvas for two series: a landscape genre using tar and acrylics with a defined horizon line influenced by living in West Sonoma County, and a setting of two large heads facing off across a table. This grouping is titled MonoHeads, and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1988

  • Professional Work
  • 2016 Mural Occidental Center for the Arts, Occidental, CA.
  • 2015 Mural Sonoma, CA.
  • 2013 Mural Sebastopol, CA.
  • 2012 Mural Manteca,CA.
  • 2012 2 Murals Molalla, Oregon
  • 2011 2 Murals Visitors Center, Independence Mall,Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010 Mural Cross County Mall, Mattoon, Illinois
  • 2009 Mural 17th Street and Broadway, Mattoon, Illinois
  • 2009 Mural Town and Country Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA.
  • 2008 Mural 100 North Main Street, Manteca, CA.
  • 2007 Mural Cambridge Street, MAP, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 Mural 29th Street, Fairmount,Philadelphia,PA.
  • 2006 Mural in a Weekend Manteca, CA
  • 2005 Mural Philadelphia Housing Authority,MAP, Philadelphi,PA.
  • 2004 Mural in a Weekend Manteca, CA
  • 2004 Mural Hollywood Freeway, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2004 Mural Gilardi Residence, Larkspur, CA.
  • 2004 Mural Tracy Historical Museum, Tracy, CA
  • 2003 Mural Mahares International Arts Festival, Tunisia
  • 2003 Mural Yosemite and Main Streets, Manteca, CA.
  • 2003-1998 InteriorArt,Moscone Center West,San Francisco, ArtistTeam
  • 2002 Mural Manteca, CA.
  • 2001 Mural 3rd Street Underpass, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 2000 Mural Pacifica Market, Pacifica, CA.
  • 2000 Mural Alexander Residence, San Rafael, CA.
  • 2000 Mural First Night Festival, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1999 Mural Barletta Residence, San Rafael,CA.
  • 1999 Mural Ala Carte Gifts, Mill Valley, CA.
  • 1998 Mural Harris Residence, Novato CA.
  • 1998 Mural ABC Dentistry, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • 1998 Mural Kolsky Residence, Novato CA.
  • 1997 Mural Burlington Residence, Sonoma, CA.
  • 1997 Mural Whole Foods, West Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1997 Mural The Country Vet, Novato, CA.
  • 1997 Mural G & C Autobody, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1997 Mural Alexander Residence, San Rafael, CA.
  • 1997 Mural Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1996 Mural Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1996 Mural System Packaging Services, City of Commerce, CA.
  • 1995 Mural Lakewood Avenue, Windsor, CA.
  • 1995 Mural Northwest Library, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1995 16 paintings Mental Health Skilled Nursing Facility,SF, CA.
  • 1994 Mural Barnes and Noble Books, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1994 Mural Blue Residence, Kenwood, CA.
  • 1994 Mural Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA.
  • 1993 Mural Residence, Mill Valley. CA.
  • 1993 Mural Bridgeway Avenue, Sausalito, CA.
  • 1993 Mural Dinosaur Exhibit, Marineworld Africa USA, Vallejo,CA.
  • 1990 Mural Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1990 Mural Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA.McDonalds Restaurants
  • 1990 Mural Nogales Street, Walnut, CA.
  • 1990 Mural Nelson Residence, Eagle Rock, CA.
  • 1989 Mural Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA.
  • 1989 Mural South Street, Glendale, CA.
  • 1988 Mural Sherman Oaks, CA.
  • 1986 Mural Wilshire Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA
  • 1985-86 Mural Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1979 Mural Jamaly's Restaurant, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles B.A. Anthropology 1980 San Francisco Art Institute

  • Awards
  • 1988 National Endowment for the Arts Painting Fellowship

  • Exhibitions
  • 2017 Three Person Show Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery Occidental, CA,
  • 2014 Group Show C14 Contemporary Art Gallery Sebastopol, CA,
  • 2002-2003 Group Show- Anne Bradford Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
  • 1990 Group Show Zero One Gallery

  • Collections
  • Frederick R. Weisman
  • Scripps Institute
  • Eve Steele
  • Constance Rylance
  • Kanji Ishizumi
  • Joerg and Nicola Esdorn
  • Craig and Janice Tomkins
  • Steven and Patti Reed
  • Lee Larssen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Craig Corporation
  • John Foley
  • Patricia Klaus
  • Anne Diem
  • Holly Rylance
  • Abigail Hill

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