What I Like / About Me I've been a full-time artist for thirty years, traveling and painting throughout the American West and Midwest. Through the years I've been in numerous solo and group shows, mostly in the West - Seattle, Mendocino, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Bisbee, Az. - but also in the Midwest and South - Wisconsin's Bayfield and Eau Claire, Chicago, and Atlanta. In all these places I create unique works suited for these areas. My art reflects the many places I have called home and my wide-ranging interests and diverse friendships. I have painted cityscapes from a rooftop in San Francisco, seascapes on Big Sur beaches, portraits of skinheads in Santa Cruz coffee houses, and plein aire landscapes throughout the Southwest. In Chicago I produced works that reflected the pop-art and folk art interests there. In Wisconsin I concentrated on Lake Superior plein air works. My abstractions have a biology meets technology feel. Nothing makes me happier than doing a portrait of a fiberglass animal. Now I mostly work out of Wisconsin and Minnesota; I love painting the seasons of the Midwestern landscape (although in January I can't help but dream of the California desert!). From 2005-2014 I have mostly worked out of Menomonie WI.. I've painted dozens of scenes along the Red Cedar River, the Chippewa Valley, and Bayfield's Lake Superior coast. Recently I have moved to Minnesota and I am beginning to paint the landscape there. Also, I am a fan of the Arts and Crafts movement, and an excellent carpenter. So many of the frames and canvas stretchers are also made by me. I make my frames in my own woodshop using the best local hardwoods (and some recycled (always) exotic woods), and fine-woodworking finishing techniques. The frames are something of a chore to make, but I make sure they complement the painting perfectly when they are done. So, whatever you're looking for, a giant Tiki head in Las Vegas or a fantasy possible planet, I've probably done a painting of it. Don't see something? Just ask me, and I might have it. Contact me by email or psychokinesis.
Exhibition History 2014 Banbury Art Crawl, Eau Claire, WI 2011-13 Cheryl Witt Gallery, Menomonie, WI 2010 Spencer Valley School, San Diego, CA., Artist in Residence 2010 111 Gallery, Menomonie WI., Salon Show, Plein Air Show 2007-2010 Santa Ysabel Gallery San Diego, CA Group Plein Aire Show 2006 Beatrice Wood Art Center, Ojai, California, Artist in Residence and Solo Show 2004 Destini Artworks, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Solo Show 2003 Santa Ysabel Gallery San Diego, CA Solo Show 2002 Northward Bookstore Ashland, WI Solo Show 2001 Del Mano Gallery Brentwood, CA Featured Artist 2000 Santa Ysabel Gallery San Diego, CA Solo Show 1999 Outsider Art Fair House of Blues Chicago, IL 1999 Del Mano Gallery Brentwood, CA Featured Artist 1998 Las Vegas Art Museum Las Vegas, NV 1996 David Leonardis Gallery Chicago, IL Duo Show 1996 Del Mano Gallery Brentwood, CA Featured Artist 1994-1998 Atlanta Folk Art Exhibit Atlanta, GA 1995 Eau Claire Public Library Eau Claire, WI Solo Show 1993 David Leonardis Gallery Chicago, IL Solo Show 1992 Gallery Abattoir Santa Cruz, CA Solo Show 1991 Henry Miller Memorial Lib. Big Sur, CA 1987 Mazey Hickey Gallery Seattle, WA Solo Show 1986 320 Gallery Santa Cruz, CA Solo Show