After under graduate and graduate training in fine art, I taught visual arts in the public schools in Connecticut and Oregon and at Linn Benton Community College and at Oregon State University. My work has been featured in over fifty exhibitions including a one-person exhibit in the Oregon Governor’s office in 2008. I was also the featured artist at Waterstone Gallery in Portland during five different years and have been an invited artist at OSU in the Guistina Gallery and Gallery 440 in Strand Agriculture Hall. I have participated in Philomath Open Studio for over seven years.
I began seriously creating my own work in 1993 after I left my job as Executive Director of the Corvallis Arts Center. Over time I have developed an individual style of landscape/nature that to me represent things such as life’s pathways, personal relationships, and the passage of time. I have been inspired by living for almost fifty years west of Corvallis among the firs, oaks, deer, turkeys, and raccoons. I create using four mediums: oil paint sticks, collage, colored pencil and permanent ink. All these mediums are featured in my studio during POST.