I am interested in simplifying landscape forms and colors to help connect to the innate feeling of belonging to the earth. Sometimes I suggest or paint from a specific location. Often the forms and colors are painted from memories of walking and being present on the land. 




BFA  Maine College of Art  Portland, Maine 1981

MFA UCSB Santa Barbara, CA  1987



Exhibitions and Awards



For the Seventh Generation Pano-Mural, Show and Benefit, Elizabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, and Lincoln City, Oregon (July 2021)   


At The Edges, Honorable Mention,  Judge, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Westmont-RidleyTree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA 


Art From the Trail: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Santa Barbara County, Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, Solvang, CA



Visions of Gaviota Coast. SCAPE virtual show



SEE International.  Abstract Art Collective, 

Santa Barbara



Spring Fling, Distinctive Art Gallery, Santa Barbara



Parade of Horses, Celebration Equine Art in Santa Barbara.  The Voice Gallery, Santa Barbara



Visions of Gaviota Coast.  SCAPE Exhibition and Benefit



Best of Show, SCAPE and Exhibit Benefit, Bluff Sea Cloud/Water color  


Jurors Choice Awards /Goleta Valley Art Association

February 2020, Judge Cathy Quill, Ellwood Mesa/ Watercolor,

June 2019, Judge Ray Hunter, Winter Sky/Watercolor

February 2019, Judge Michael Drury, Dance the Night Away/Mixed

October 2017, Judge Susan Savage, California Dreaming/Acrylic

August 2017, Judge Rick Garcia, Soul on The Edge/


July 2017, Judge Ruth Ellen Hoag, Chillaxin/Oil and cold wax medium  

April 2017 Judge Chris Chapman, Looking Forward/Looking Back/Mixed 

September 2016, Judge Joan Gunther, Ocean Path to the Mountain/Watercolor

November 2016, Judge Nicole Strasburg, Tassajara Creek/watercolor

January 2016, Judge Rick Stich, A Walk in the Woods/Mixed 



 GVAA Artist Tour  2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


 GVAA Stow House Annual Show and Sale

 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 



Southern California Artist Painting for the Environment 

The Goleta Valley Art Association 

Abstract Art Collective 



Independent Studies with Rick Stich, Cathy Quille, John Iwerks, Larry Iwerks, Tony Askew, Tom Henderson,  

Sui Zimmermann, Nita Engle, Tony Couch, Melinda Cootsana, Jane Davies, Birgit O’Connor, Joseph Cibere, Ian Roberts, Anne Ward




My art work in private collections in California, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts,  Poland and Australia.