ARTIST STATEMENT:

The focus of each painting is to create an Expression of Place - distill the essence of a place into an abstract interpretation. The abstraction is a lie that tells a greater truth - an everlasting element of beauty that constantly challenges the intellect. A shorthand expression of beauty that is artful and engaging.

ARTIST BACKGROUND:

EDUCATION -

Harvard University-

  Graduate School of Design

  MA Urban Design

  (fun fact: sold paintings as      Grad student off the Square      Gallery in the 70's)

UC Berkeley - 

  Landscape Architecture

  (fun fact: placed 1st in          photographic competition as undergrad)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Gates+Associates - 

40 years designing parks, downtown revitalizations, master planning, serving on City Review boards, celebrating communities in context with their environment.

 about 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 

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