available artwork    prints    commissions    events & galleries   past work    contact     links

Artist Statement:

I remember the day I chose stripes as my style of choice. Though I had done quite a few striped drawings in high school I didn’t realize it would become my passion until right after I graduated high school in 1986. There are endless possibilities when it comes to painting in stripes and there are so many subjects I’d like to interpret into stripes and color.

My particular style of painting started back in the early 1980’s. Initially, I would create abstract drawings with stripes but then I had an epiphany — I wanted to combine the design of stripes with a recognizable subject — hence giving something ordinary a unique presences.

I paint dogs in stripes because it makes us look at dogs not just as animals we own but as part of our culture. Painting them in stripes echoes how integrated they have become.

 

Education:

The School of the Art Institute Chicago BFA 1995
College of Dupage Associates in Science 1989



 


Exhibitions and Galleries:

ArtProv, Providence RI - Currently exhibiting work
Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago IL - Currently exhibiting work
Catiri's Art Oasis,
Amana, Iowa 52203 - Currently prints are available
15th Annual BareWalls SAIC Alumni Fundraiser for Scholarships
Chicago, IL Oct. 11, 2009
45th Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Oakbrook Center - 2009
Group Show, Davis Art Advisory Nashville, TN Dec. 2008
14th Annual BareWalls SAIC Alumni Fundraiser for Scholarships Chicago, IL Oct. 11, 2008
Group Show, Davis Art Advisory Nashville, TN Oct. 2008
The Artist Project, Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL - 2008
13th Annual BareWalls SAIC Alumni Fundraiser for Scholarships Chicago, IL - 2007
45th Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Oakbrook Center - 2007
Gallery 57, Highwood, IL - 2006 - 2007
12th Annual BareWalls Alumni Fundraiser for Scholarships Chicago, IL - 2006
Art Open Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL - 2006
Solo Exhibition South Loop Chiropractic Center Chicago, IL - 2006
Solo Exhibition at Lincolnshire High School - Lincolnshire, IL - 2006
44th Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Oakbrook Center - 2006
43rd Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Oakbrook Center - 2005
Prescott Art Fair - Prescott, AZ - 2004
Sedona Art Festival - Sedona, AZ - 2003
Fine Art and Wine Festival - Sedona, AZ - 2002 and 2003
Horizon Gallery - Santa Fe, NM - 9/01 to 3/02
Collection of works at Touches - Saugatuck, MI - 4/01 to 7/06
Hillside art show - Sedona AZ - 2001
38th Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Oakbrook Center - 2001
37th Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Oakbrook Center - 2000
Fellowship Competition - Art Institute of Chicago, IL - 1995
Group Show - Art Institute of Chicago, IL - 1993

Publications:

Sedona Magazine, Winter 2008
Nashville Scene, October 2008
Red Rock Review, May 15 - June 14, 2002
 

available artwork    prints    commissions    events & galleries   past work    contact     links