I was born in 1964 in Kalispell Montana. My art education was short lived due to the needs of my family. Therefore, I am primarily self taught. I'm interested in the invention of a painting. It feels relevant and continues to afford me a sense of personal power. I enjoy painting non objective work because of it's vast ability to offer context to something other than the obvious.
I paint what I need to see and so I go looking.
I find my best work is through improvisation. A resourcefulness that limits overthinking. Being primarily self taught has been beneficial in the kind of art I choose to make. It has forced me to feel my way through the process and I like the results. I work to create context through merging nonsensical structures onto larger color fields, inviting what comes next. This has been the most satisfying part of my process. My goal is to subject the viewer to my assertions and offer new possibilities.
Ecce Gallery, Bozeman Montana
Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish Montana
Stark Gallery, Whitefish Montana
2008- "Circles" Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2011- "Bones" (Colaborative with Artist Kerry Nagel) Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2015-"Inspired Delineation" Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2015-" New Work" Stark Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2016- "Sister Paintings" Stark Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2016- Juried Auction Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT.
2017- "First It's Mine, Then It's Yours" Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2017-"I Am A Place On This Earth" Ecce Gallery, Bozeman MT.
1998- 2000 Flathead Valley Community College- Fine Arts Degree
2001/ 2003-2004 University Of Missoula - Fine Arts Degree/Major in Psychology/Minor in Dance
Ecce Gallery, Bozeman 2017