My paintings explore life from a narrative perspective, blurring the lines between abstraction and representation. I’m interested in the psychological landscape and how narratives impact individual and community interactions with the sentient world. In this way, the paintings hold space for conversation, and diverse thought.
I began painting with mixed media cast in layers of resin to capture levels of light and depth beyond what can be achieved with oil paint. Some of the pieces are built-up 1/2 inch or more from the wood panel surface, creating free-formed edges that are sculptural in nature.
I studied art at Pacific Northwest College of Art. My paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest, and published nationally. I live in Portland, Oregon.
1100 NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR. 97209
2014 August- February 1, 2019: Works on Paper: Monotype Prints and Paintings, The Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon
2010 From Cradle to Grave: The Color White, the Anka Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009 The Acorn Contains the Tree, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2006 Pacific Northwest College of Art Continuing Education Office, Portland, Oregon
2005 A Thousand Words or Less Portland City Hall, Portland, Oregon
2005 Paintings: Some Old and a Couple of New Ones Bridges Cafe & Catering, Portland, Oregon
2004 Greetings From Slabtown, Emanon Cafe, Portland, Oregon
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2021 True Home: Members Show, (online exhibit) March 1-31, 2021, Gallery 114,
1100 NW Glisan Street
2020 Overlaid: New Members Show September 3 - 27, 2020, Gallery 114,
2020 With Bated Breath, Gallery 114 Portland,Oregon
2019- February 6, 2020 Myth and Magic, City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, Oregon
2018 Siren Nation Visual Art Show Portland 5 Centers for the Arts Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Portland, Oregon
2017 Artists, Healers, and Breast Cancer Survivors: A Window Into Their World Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
2011 Equine, the Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2010 Resonance, Anka Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009 Benefit Show, Anka Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
2009 Siren Nation: The Journey. Olympic Mills Commerce Center Portland, Oregon
2009 The Manor of Art, Milepost 5, Portland, Oregon
2009 One More Than Four, Anka Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009 Disability Rights Oregon Reception, Guest Speaker Kate Brown, Portland, Oregon
2009 The Chair Affair, benefit for Community Warehouse, Anka Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008 Memory is the Inhabitance of Absence, Goldsmith Blocks, Portland, Oregon
2008 The Chair Affair, benefit for Portland's Community Warehouse, The Art Institute of Portland, Oregon
2007 Boxlift Building Group Show Portland, Oregon
2007 Tenth Annual Juried Show, City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, Oregon
2006 To Hold Within: Redefining The Container, Part I, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, Washington
2006 The Story of Social Injustice, Belmont Street Fair, Portland, Oregon
2006 Annual Juried Exhibit, City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, Oregon.
2005 Annual Juried Show Talisman Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004 Up Close in Pink, The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, Oregon
2004 Annual Juried Show, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, Oregon.
2004 Fall For Hoyt, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, Oregon
2003 Up Close in Pink, YWCA, Portland, Oregon
Published Images (selected)
2015 Yazzie The American Journal of Nursing, Art of Nursing column, Volume 115 No. 4 (print and online version at ajnonline.com)
2013 Illustration for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center alumni magazine, Pulse, page 28
Fall 2011: Scrubs Magazine website , Vessels of Containment: Part I on ScrubsMag.com
Five new paintings, published concurrently with the print version of
From Cradle to Grave: The Color White, Scrubs Magazine Expressions, Fall issue 2011page 48
2011 Mean Girls (First Communion II) The American Journal of Nursing, Art of Nursing, Volume 111, Issue 3 (online and print versions)
2009 Love You to Death, Cover of The American Journal of Nursing Volume 109, Issue 10 (online and print versions)
2009 Certificate of Fine Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon