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INFLUENCES / INSPIRATION

After a lifetime’s passion of studying and teaching art and art history, my artistic influences are far too many to list, but I think I’m most affected by artists who are colorists. My inspirations range from the natural world to cultural iconography, and many things in between.

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PHILOSOPHY

Regardless of subject matter or medium, I believe that every artwork is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of color, composition, light, texture and material. At some point, the work often takes on a life of its own, and the way all the elements ultimately come together can be a surprise, even to me.

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EDUCATION

1969 UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts
1987-88 California State University, Sacramento, Fine Arts Department Graduate Studies
2015-18 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO Summer Workshops

TEACHING

1989-91 Honors Seminars, Art History, Yuba City High School
1992-2005 Art Instructor, Tierra Buena Middle School, Yuba City, CA

SELECTED EXHIBITS

1988 “Southwest in Watercolor”, Hannibal’s, Sacramento, CA
2014 “Our Good Earth”, Sutter County Community Memorial Museum, Yuba City, CA
2014 “Into the Buttes, Scenes and Seasons”, Theater Gallery, Yuba City, CA