Artist Statement

I am a figurative surrealist oil painter, interested in an imaginary world that is nuanced, sly, quirky, dark, uncanny and fabular.  I use a theatrical cast of characters: queens, young girls, flora and fauna, predator and prey to play out aspects of my memories, persona and concerns, bringing a sense of stability through a variety of real and mythic scenarios.

  

I examine the tension between opposites in both the substantive thematic territory and my work in its formal aspects.  I am interested in the balance between old and new, comfortable and uncomfortable, safe and unsafe, discretion and confession.  Although my work appears mannered and removed, it is in fact autobiographical in nature. 

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CV & SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD

Current Upcoming Exhibition:  

 

Oct 31- Dec 1, 2022, Mixed Media: the Faculty Show, The Gordon Parks Gallery, Metropolitan State University, Hours: M-TH 1-7PM

 

Oct 21- March 19, 2023, Springfield Museum, Ohio of Art

 

March 30- June 11, 2023, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

 

Sept 5- Dec 8, 2023, Wooster Art Museum, OH

     

COLLECTIONS

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Plains Art Museum

Tweed Museum of Art

Weisman Art Museum

Contemporary Museum of Art in Colorado

Clymer Museum of Art

North Dakota Museum of Art

SELECT COLLECTORS

David Thewlis

William Duke of Cambridge and Kate Duchess of Cambridge

Hugh Hefner

Ellen DeGeneres

Lady Gaga

The Bennet Collection

Harry and Victoria Leopold

David Wheeler

Henry Lien

Richard J Demato

Gail Oppenheimer

Brian Hall

Lucia and Brad Ginesin

Grace and Robert Strangis

Ellen Oglesby

David Olson