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I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

I started my art career at an early age.  Here I am (third from the left) working en plein air in kindergarten.  Whether I was in grade school, high school ...

 

... or college, art was always at the center of my curriculum.  It has been a major focus of my life ever since.

After earning a BFA degree from the University of California Fullerton, I traveled extensively, sketching and studying art throughout Europe.

After living in Norway, moving to Minnesota, moving to New York City, and moving back to Minnesota ...

 ... I served as a contractor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for special exhibitions.

In 1992, I moved to Marietta, Georgia and by 1996, plein air painting became my focus.  I participated in and helped organize a number of plein air events across the country.   During this time, I studied plein air painting under Albert Handell, Kevin Macpherson, Ken Auster, Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Peter Adams and others.  In 2007, I began studying portrait and figure painting under Jim Schell and Marc Chatov.  I served as Marc's apprentice for three years.

  Currently, I am a member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta.  I exhibit across the Southeast and my work is awarded and collected nationally.

My work has been exhibited at:

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia

Smith Gilbert Gardens, Kennesaw, Georgia
 
Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia

Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, Georgia

Binders, Atlanta, Georgia

Art from the Heart

Carriage House Framing and Gallery, Blairsville, Georgia

National Museum of Patriotism, Atlanta, Georgia

Coca Cola Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

John Collette Fine Art, Highlands, North Carolina

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, Georgia 

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Douglasville, Georgia

Art in the Afternoon, Avondale Estates, Georgia

Avondale in Bloom, Avondale Estates, Georgia

Mable House Gallery, Mableton, Georgia

Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, Georgia