MFA, University of Michigan, MI.
BFA, Goldsmiths College, London.
Painting for me is a way of responding to the world as I experience it. It is an attempt to give form to my inner life, materialize thoughts, questions and emotions and a way to find meaning.
Over the years my paintings have gone through many changes. They have gone from hard lined color field paintings, to figurative with a range of subject matter and content. I have had a lifelong fascination with horses and their expressive abilities, but in recent years my themes have broadened to include those of loss, remembrance and grief, things I can only hope to deal with on human terms.
Painting has led me to all kinds of materials from spray paint to the ancient silverpoint. I have painted murals and for the theatre. The form and content changes over the years, even how one sees changes. But a life spent making paintings leaves a record of sorts, unique to the maker, a story told in metaphors plucked from the visual world. The language there is rich and infinite.
‘Artist Choice Award’ Coors Western Art Show, Denver Colorado 2019
‘Fine Art Connoisseur Award’ Coors Western Art Show, Denver Colorado 2019
‘Peoples Choice Award’ Coors Western Art 2015
‘Collectors Choice Award’ for Roans and Greys at the Weekend in the West Show, Evergreen CO (2014)
‘Best in Show’ at the Heart of the West Art Show and Sale in Lander, Wyoming (2008).
Work Ethic was awarded ‘People’s Choice’ at the Weekend in the West Show, in Evergreen Colorado (2012)