Visit my studio! Schedule a COVID-stafe studio visit with me at Visual Philosophy Studios on The Alameda, in San Jose. I offer private tours for those interested in my process and work.
My drawing style comes from the grand tradition of doodling. The smooth, gentle roll of a pen across the pulpy texture of paper is meditative and soothing. It’s the marks we make in the margins while our focused minds are elsewhere I find most interesting. Most of the work is improvisational, with no intended outcome – only hopeful surprises. Over the years several natural visual motifs developed that I return to again and again, “The Goddess,” “The City,” and the “Map to Heaven.” You’ll find these themes at work here, often a mix of two or all three. There are embedded intentional dichotomies to create a playground of visual cues and possible meaning. When I was in art school I would take my abstract drawings to my peers and ask, “What would you title this?” That simple question activated their imagination and engagement, and when I began posting drawings online with the caption, “Title Me,” imaginative, creative, and inspirational titles poured in. I collect them all, and make selections whenever the work is shown.
Previously exhibiting at The Museum of Northern California Art (Chico, CA), Ryland Museum, Art Ark Gallery, Works/San Jose, KALEID Gallery, Phantom Galleries, Social/Policy, SoFA Market, (San Jose, CA).
Other exhibitions include Fe Gallery (Sacramento, CA), Pacific Art League (Palo Alto, CA), Arts Benicia (Benicia, CA), The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (L.A., CA), The Marker Hotel (with ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA), and Las Laguna Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA), ARTwork SF (San Francisco, CA), Atlanta International Airport (with Art House Co-op), Red Door Gallery (Oakland, CA), 20th Street Art Gallery (Sacramento, CA), Rock! Paper! Scissors! Gallery (Oakland, CA), Cricket Engine Gallery (Oakland, CA), The Living Room Gallery (Berkeley, CA), Front Room Gallery (Chicago, IL), Telophase Collective (Chicago, IL), G2 Gallery at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in private collection.
Sit down, let me tell you a story! It’s wild and fun, but everyone dies at the end. It’s wonderfully wicked but sweet as sugar. It’s best told with all the lights out, and under the covers. It’s really weird with a wonderful mix of spirited magic, horrible tragedy and lots of kissing. There’s light and dark, good and evil, peaks and valleys, and a couple of car chases. There are three prat-falls, and a twist or two… just to keep you guessing. It’s hot and steamy and a little dirty. It’s so exciting it will take your breath away. It steals it in the thick of night and runs across the forest with it. There are fluffy white clouds and dark hard rains. There is seemingly insurmountable despair, but joy beyond compare. Get ready! It’s about to begin…