I have lived in Los Angeles most
of my life. I received my art training at UCLA's Department of Fine
Arts and art study at Art Center of Design. After having a family I
enrolled at Santa Monica College and was awarded the Mentor Program.
In 1992 I received the Pearl Guttenplan Award and my first solo exhibit.
I have been a Faculty Member at Santa Monica College's Art Department
teaching painting and drawing until moving from the area in 2017.
I work en plein air in the Santa
Monica Mountains, Malibu and surrounding Southern California areas.
I prefer working from life when ever possible. I have painted in Northern
California and la Loire and Alsace regions of France.
California Art Club
Oil Painters of America
Laguna Plain Air Association
Thousand Oaks Art Association
Partial List of Recent Juried
Exhibits and Awards
2018-2022 Thousand Art Association
2010 California Art Club/LA Opera "Celebrating
Wagner's Ring Cycle"
2009 Faculty Exhibit Gallery Santa Monica College to 2017
2009 Laguna Plein air Painters "Less is More" Randy Higbee
2008 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibit, Waterhouse
Gallery, Santa Barbara
2007 Grand Gallery National Juried Exhibit
2006 Grand Gallery National Juried Exhibit - Merit Award
2006 Montrose Gallery Juried Exhibit - Award of Excellence
Solo Exhibit at Gerson Gallery - Santa Monica Mountains Competition,
First Place and Merit Award - Affair on the Green, Second Place and
Mention - Affair on the Green, First Place Figurative - Los Angeles
Art Association, Artist's Choice Award - Los Angeles Art Association,
Humor in Art, Published Recipient - Benefit for VCHC Invitational, Works
on Paper - Los Angeles Art Association, California Scene - Brea Civic
Center Gallery Carte Blanche - Brea Civic Center Gallery Invitational
Land and Sea - Montrose Chamber of Commerce, Award of Excellence - Mt.
Wilson Exhibition, Invitational - Brand Gallery National Exhibit, Works