A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it
be contained in words... Ansel Adams
There is a beauty and honesty in everything that surrounds us. Sometimes
you just have to take a moment and wait for it to be revealed. This
is my philosophy towards life and in my work. I try to capture these
moments of simple beauty and share them. Currently I am working in acrylic
paintings, and photography both color and black and white.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Apparel
Design from Iowa State University. I was raised in the Midwest but have
lived in many parts of the United States. Being a child in the Midwest
every aspect of life was an interaction with nature. Nature often dictated
what you would wear that day and how you would go about your activities.
Extremes of cold and snow to the heat and humidity of summer played
a role in my respect and awe of nature, and is often represented in
my art. I moved to the Valencia area in 1997 and began showing my photos
and paintings throughout shows and galleries in Southern California.
My style is simple using big shapes, lines textures
and bold colors to convey my impressions of the world around me.
Currently I am the Curator for the Canyon Theatre Guild Art Exhibit
in Newhall, California, The Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre in Newhall,
California and exhibits at Barnes and Noble booksellers in Valencia,
California. I hope to continue to find new local venues for artists
to exhibit their work for all to enjoy. Through my own artwork and efforts
I also hope to encourage those who have never picked up a paintbrush,
pencil or camera to start creating and expressing themselves with these
Currently I have works on display in PetiePies California Cuisine, Valencia
California, the Catalina Art Gallery in Catalina, California, The Canyon
Theatre Guild in Newhall California, and The Santa Clarita Repertory
Theatre in Newhall, California.