I am a retired physician and self taught artist. In my specialty as a Pathologist, I spent a career peering into the microscope, deciphering minute variations in colors, shapes and patterns. While deeply rooted in science, Pathology requires the patience to search for clues via hyper-attention to detail, the ability to build pictures in your mind, and the imagination to visualize the whole story from a tiny sample.
Photography is integral to my process. While being largely faithful to the camera's eye, I am on a continual search to craft drawn images that add emotional content and artistic value. Common items and scenes of everyday life are the raw source material for my work. My medium is colored pencil or graphite on paper. My method is realism, but realism reshaped by additions and subtractions, and by modifying color, shade and shadow, reflectivity and scale.
Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery, juried member artist, 2014 - present.
Vice President, Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Portland District Chapter 201, 2015-2017.
Featured artist interviewed by Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery blog Feb, 2018.
CPSA "Explore This! 14" juried group show online, Feb, 2018.
Guest Instructor, Keizer Art Association, Keizer, Oregon October, 2017 "From Ordinary to Extraordinary with Black & White & Grey Pencils".
Broadway Gallery, Longview, WA juried group show of 3 artists, Aug, 2017.
CPSA International Exhibition juried group show, Bethesda, MD, July, 2017.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Special Exhibit: "The Fine Art of Colored Pencil & Graphite" juried group show, Lake Oswego, Oregon June, 2017.
CPSA "Explore This! 13" juried group show online, Feb, 2017
CPSA International Exhibition juried group show, Atlanta, GA, July, 2015.