Inspired by the “giants” of art since early childhood, I have set out to discover the common denomination that ties all art together – call it a “unified theory of art”. Currently, I love Impressionism and its connection to science: the perfect meeting of the subjective and objective, spirit and matter if you will.
I grew up in New York City and graduated from the High School of Art and Design. I attended Eastern New Mexico University and the University of New Mexico. There, I met Robert Creeley (poet) and John Chamberlain (sculptor), the latter encouraging me to move to New York City as his assistant (1967). It was there I met many of the leading artists of the day: Dali, Warhol, Johns, Kasumi to name a few.
My clothing designs have appeared in Vogue magazine (1968), dubbed the “peasant look”. My paintings are in public and private collections in the US, Japan, Russia, New Zealand and Italy. A seven-time Artslant showcase winner and have received grants from both the Gottlieb and Rauschenberg Foundations.
I have been featured in the SoHo Memory Project (NYC), Stateside Magazine, Ourventura interview. Locally I have appeared on Artwave (KHSU), lectured at the Morris Graves Museum, College of the Redwoods, showed at The Black Faun Gallery and appeared on Dave Silverbrand’s “Help Yourself”.