Statement by the Artist

Statement by the Artist

I’ve spent a life in the arts, both fine and commercial. My media consists of figure drawing in both charcoal and graphite which are the backbone of my art, photography, digital prints and oil paintings which are the mainstay of my expression.

My fine art work was figurative until the late eighties when I began concentrating on portraiture. In 1994 I took a trip to the Brittany coast of France to paint landscapes in oils. Most recently I have been working from photographs I took at my Crater Lake Art Residency. I’ve worked on them in Photoshop in my computer and made archival limited edition digical prints from them.

From 1991-96, the city of Jacksonville commissioned me to produce five annual Christmas Paintings, to be reproduced into a signed limited-edition prints and Christmas cards. I worked with Mustard Press to create these prints. For each of the last 30 years I have created and printed my own fine arts Christmas card. The Jacksonville prints were my first color cards. Since 1996 my cards have hearkened back to my earlier work – a sometimes abstracted realism often with mother and child themes. My most recent Mother and Child image has been printed full size as an archival, limited edition, digital print.

To date I have had 11 one person shows and been in numerous group shows. Also, I take commissions for portraiture, fine arts, and design

Home for me is in the Applegate, surrounded by the Rogue River National Forest beyond the grid of electricity and phone lines along Carberry Creek, one of the two main head waters of Applegate Lake. Truly a lovely place to live, create art and practice yoga and meditate.

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