I started the current series of figurative abstract paintings in 2013. I work in both acrylic and oil paint. I make my own oil paint from pigment.
I am not so concerned with light and shadow. I am primarily interested in exploring color, form, and depth.
My work deals with stories and secrets. Many of my paintings are nostalgic remembrances or sometimes elegies to the past. Other paintings create new mythology and legends, new characters from stories untold.
Selected solo shows:
2018 Ease Mountain Studio. Ben Lomond, CA
2017 Solaire. Santa Cruz, CA
2016 Ristorante Casa Nostra. Ben Lomond, CA
2015 Shadows on the Wall. Santa Cruz Rehearsal Space. Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Oswald. Santa Cruz, CA
Selected group shows:
2019 Mirror Mirror. Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA. Curated by Lyn MacDonald.
2018 Anti-Valentine. Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA.
2017 A Figurative Affair. R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Curated by Sefla Joseph and Susan Hancey.
2016 12x12. Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA.
2016 The (Bill) Murray Invitational. The Public Works, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Julia and Ezra Croft.
2015 A Figurative Affair. R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Curated by Sefla Joseph and Susan Hancey.
2015 Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour
2015 Local Essence. The Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.
2014 Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour
2014 All Mixed Up. The Art League, Santa Cruz, CA. Juror: Andrea Borsuk
2011 Art for Tibet. Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Shepard Fairey, Richard Gere, and Robert Thurman
Local Santa Cruz Featured Artist, October 2015
Artwork appeared in The Village Voice blog, December, 2014
Article at Posture Magazine, December, 2014
Cover and featured artist: Cretin, Stranger. Decibel Records, 2014
Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour, October 11, 12, 18, 19, 2014
Article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/1/14
Art published in Make Something Magazine #2 and #3. 2012.
Art published in Reclamando Nuestra Lengua. Spring 2008 issue.