Member Since: January 2010
As a visual artist I found the more that I knew about me as a person, the more I knew what I wanted to create. One of the fundamental characteristics in my work is knowing and understanding the act of creation and where can it take you.
“Into t... more
|Artist Statement:||As a visual artist I found the more that I knew about me as a person, the more I knew what I wanted to create. One of the fundamental characteristics in my work is knowing and understanding the act of creation and where can it take you.
“Into the Inbetween”
Where the silence of the moment lies
The place that holds no known boundaries
The place where judgments do not exist
The place that defines you and not
The place bridging the gap between who we are and who we
The place you can go to to be safe in who you are and
secure with the constant knowing that it will always be
there when you need it. It is always constant with what you
want even when you forget its existence
“Into the Inbetween” I slip uncovered and open
The place I go to in the act of creation
|Education:||While I have taken a total of six art classes, three in Ashland Oregon and three in Portland Oregon about 8 years apart, varying from printmaking to painting (2 classes), I am primarily self taught.
2009 Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up, Portland, OR
2008 Poster Garden Art Exhibit, Selected Works - Portland, OR
2007 WSU Gallery, Minimalist Series - Vancouver, WA
2006 Gallery de Haas, “Into the Inbetween” - Portland, OR
2005 - 2008 Cinetopia Theaters, Selected Works - Vancouver, WA
2005 Vancouver Hilton, Selected Works - Vancouver, WA
2005 6th Street Gallery, “Into the Interior” - Vancouver, Wa
2005 6th Street gallery, “Portrait of a woman” Group Show -
2004 North Bank Gallery, Selected Works - Vancouver, WA
2004 Café Destino, “Into the Interior” Portland, OR
2004 Haze Gallery, “21 years of Studio, friends of carton
service” Portland, OR
2003 Urban Wineworks, “iswhatiswhatis”, Selected works –
2002 JKS Gallery, Selected Works – Portland, OR
2000 P.I.C.A. Selected Works, Group Show – Portland, OR
1998 Mark Wooley Gallery, “eye candy” Group Show –
1997 International Color Pencil Society, Juried Show, Finalist,
1994 International Color Pencil Society, Juried Show,
Pablo Picasso's ability to be free as well as disciplined in creating his art.
Jackson Pollock. I actually had a feline friend I had named after the artist. This cat was the most unusual creature I had ever met. Out of the numerous unique characteristics he had, one being adorable, one stands out the most. It was in May of 2006, while working in my studio in the basement of my home, Jackson came in through the awning window, on to the ledge of the concrete wall, jumped down on to a table, walked over to me, dropped what was in his mouth and meowed the loudest meow I had ever heard. Not more then a few inches in front of him was a beautiful white flower that he had brought in from a tree that was starting to drop flowers. From that day on, until his passing in November 8th, 2008, he had brought me more flowers then any human ever has. I stopped counting after he had reached a hundred in August of that year. It was on the day I found him dead of unexplained causes, that I had to do something to honor him. I started this latest body of work that day and one year later I had completed 10,202. Mostly what you will see here.
|Artist Tags:||prolific artist, abstract expressive, oil painting, modern wall decor, contemporary art, abstract paintings|