The following information was submitted in June of 2006 by the artist:
"I remember drawing
obsessively from an early age, mostly pictures of birds and other wildlife. During my formative years, my family lived
in the middle of a remote, densely forested bird sanctuary in Massachusetts,
which may account for my lifelong interest in the metaphoric potential of
In 1986, I moved to the Los
Angeles area, after graduating with a mathematics degree from Pomona College in
Claremont. Inspired by a single drawing
class taken at the end of my studies, I decided to drop all other plans and
become an artist.
and oil paintings combine an ironic-Romantic theme of infinite yearning with a
meticulous attention to the mundane details of the quotidian world."
Golden Artists Colors Award, LAAA's California Open. Awarded by Alma Ruiz, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
First place award, Outside the Lines, Long Beach Arts. Awarded by Joan Hugo, CalArts
Second prize for 2-D media, Visions International, Art Center Waco. Awarded by Peter Frank, Senior Curator Riverside Art Museum