i begin a painting with a web of color and line and proceed to play between chaos and structure. when pieces begins to sing, then i release these semi-geological manifestations of my unconscious into the world. i currently explore the forest's mysterious subterranean world where the minute hidden connections of life take place. just as life is intricately connected below ground, i see myself as a bridge between each persons' hidden underground and nature's web of life that sustains us all.
I have devoted most of my career to clay - beginning as a potter in my teens and expanding into architectural scale vessels and sculpture. I founded Terraclay Studio in Santa Monica, California in the 1980’s and have taught ceramics privately and at the community college level to the present day. several years ago I returned to painting to find free expression in color, line, and movement where the invisible body is brought forth and given form.
B.A. Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Arts, UCLA
Independent Study: Esther James, John Mason, William Shumway