About the Artist
I love expression through art, in museums, galleries, studios, desktops, and in formation in the mind.
From the San Francisco Bay Area, but a Sacramento resident for nearly forty years, I particularly am influenced by West Coast Art - the Bay Area Figurative Movement to coastal landscapes to investigative collage, I am inspired by them all.
I invite you to visit my industrial studio near Sac City College, open annually during Sac Open Studios and by appointment. This year, I'll be ready to greet you Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15, 10a-5p both days. Also open by appointment.
My paintings on silk, paper and canvas (I love to experiment and approach art making with the eye of a scientist) are permanently showcased at many Kaiser Hospitals, the UC Davis Medical Center, and the Italian Cultural Center, for starters. For the past several years I've been venturing into the world of encaustic painting. My studio is starting to fill with these new pigmented beeswax and tree resin paintings on wood panel and monoprints on paper.
This scientific approach comes naturally, as my early training was as a health scientist, with MS and PhD degrees in that field. Those early degrees are complemented by other college degrees in art, with an MFA in Painting with Honors from the San Francisco Art Institute and dual BA degrees in Art History and Art Studio at Sac State, where I occasionally teach art.
Thank you for your interest and all best to you!
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