About the Artist





I graduated from the University of Washington but I was classically untrained in art as a lifelong learner at the school of hard knocks.


I was born in the city of Seattle, Washington. I grew up in Kenmore, Washington and now live and create in the rural town of
Snohomish, Washington. My passions in visual arts are photography, sculpture, and abstract painting.

I enjoy creating texture-focused and almost abstracted photography.  Seeking interesting compositions in every day scenes or objects is a fun challenge. Changing my point of view and altering the focus of my gaze aids in my creation process. Finding moments of simple beauty is a daily goal. Beauty is everywhere, the key is that you have to slow down and look for it. In our fast paced world many people walk or drive by the same areas day after day and miss many small wonders. I enjoy photography because at a moment’s notice I can capture these daily treasures.


I enjoy abstract art because the same piece of art can mean many things to different people. The key is the reaction that people have to it. Positive, negative or anything in between as long as it elicits a feeling. 


I enjoy sculpture art because you get to enjoy the journey of physically manifesting in 3D the thoughts that bounce around in your head.



COMMUNITY:

- Appointed to the Snohomish County Arts Commission
- Member of Artist Trust
- Member of Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
- Volunteer at the Maltby Food Bank
- Youth Basketball Coach


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FAVORITE ARTISTS: 

Jackson Pollock, Jack Cartlidge, Albert Paley, Ansel Adams, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Leonardo Drew, Mark Kistler, Jean Michel Basquiat, Gerhard Richter, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Goldsworthy, & Alexander Calder. 

FUN ARTIST QUOTES:

"Some artists want to tell all like at a confessional. I am a craftsman and prefer to tell little."
- Mark Rothko

"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."

- Jackson Pollock


"The modern artist is living in a mechanical age and we have a mechanical means of representing objects in nature such as the camera and photograph. The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion and the other inner forces… …the modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating…"
- Jackson Pollock


"…with experience it seems to be possible to control the flow of paint, to a great extent, and I don’t use – I don’t use the accident – ‘cause I deny the accident…"
- Jackson Pollock

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