Working in acrylics, oils, mixed media and assemblage, my images are explorations of feelings, ideas, dreams and observations of my life. Each piece is encouraged to intuitively emerge as new and engaging art forms.
Solo: Gallery on the Pali, Honolulu, HI, July 2003; E. Boulder Community Center, Boulder, Co., April 2001.
Group Juried: Trash to Treasures members show, Sedona Arts Center 1-16;National League of American Pen Women, Washington, DC. 4/04 & in Honolulu 6-03, Honorable Mention; ”Living in Harmony”, Honolulu Hale, 1-02, Judges Award; Koa Gallery, Honolulu 1&2-02;HI Watercolor Society, 10-01;Boulder Art Association, 4-01; Artists of CO, Denver 4-01; National Greeley Art Exhibit, 4-01, First Prize; CO Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, 1 – 3-01.
Non-Juried: Sedona Arts Center Co-op Show, 8-16; Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery, 1-3-03 and 4-6-04; Punahou Art Gallery, Honolulu, 2-02, 2-03 & 2-04; San Miguel de Allende, MX art auction 3-98.
Studio and art history classes in Toronto, Canada; Leeward College, Honolulu; Sedona Arts Center; Yavapai Community College, Clarkdale, Az; 3-month painting intensive in San Miguel de Allende, MX
Galleries and Collections:
Sedona Arts Center Gallery; Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery; AES Gallery, Chicago; Fresh Art Gallery, Denver.
Work in collections in Denver & Boulder, CO, Kaneohe, HI, Sedona, AZ, San Miguel de Allende, MX.
I am compelled to rescue those damaged, rusty and discarded objects wherever they may be found. The narrative of my art is driven by my intuition which combines disparate elements and transforms their mundane and rejected lives into surprising artistic identities.
I usually use substrates of wood and add rusty metal, film, paper, acrylics and other found objects as they present themselves. Any thing has potential and experimentation is the name of my game. Recognizing possibilities in all things allows me to nurture my penchant for both collecting and for creating.
Rather than coming up with a theme and searching for elements to help create it, I let the items themselves determine what they want to become, adding and subtracting as appropriate. As the artist, I nudge them to breathe new life and speak with a new voice.
For me, the process is like whitewater rafting and I willingly go with the adventure never in complete control and constantly amazed when I reach the final destination.
My hope is that these creations will energize and touch the minds and hearts of the viewer.