As a dynamic, ambitious artist and architect, I have been continuously amazed and inspired by Nature's wonder. Whether hiking through endless greenery, gazing over the restless ocean or watching each unique sunset, I am continually blessed by the rich texture of the surrounding environment.
Prior to attaining a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Washington, and I have exhibited artwork at many distinguished galleries throughout the Western United States.
When I study the work of the Masters, I am continually impressed with the extreme beauty achieved by simplifying objects to their most basic of geometric shapes. Paul Cézanne has been one of my greatest inspirations. His masterful use of adventurous color, simplified forms and exploratory brushstrokes combine to offer the viewer a complex visual experience…a complexity I continually strive to understand.
As I view the world around me, I search for unique angles and interpretations. Each uniqueness triggers my imagination which I attempt to express. Whether the attraction is a warmth of color, or an intense light or shadow, such extraordinary beauty inspires me back into my studio.
Some of my artistic goals are to express volume, space and flow of light. Some of my architectural goals are to protect and enhance the environment through creating environmentally, socially and economically sustainable design. While I sometimes pre-conceive how the finished work will look, at other times I will allow the creativity to evolve into an end result. Either way, when I am finished, I ask myself "how can I make it more powerful?" or “how can I make it more simple?”
…if a self expression is not met with a response, it has failed and has no reason to exist…