• Untitled 1
    • 3 Plate Photopolymer Etching with Aquatint and Embossing
    • 15" x 12"
    • Untitled 2
    • 3 Plate Photopolymer Etching with Aquatint and Embossing
    • 15" x 12"
    • Untitled 3
    • 3 Plate Photopolymer Etching with Aquatint and Embossing
    • 15" x 12"
    • Untitled 4
    • 3 Plate Photopolymer Etching with Aquatint and Embossing
    • 15" x 12"
    • Untitled 1
    • Hand Painted Pyrographs on Wood Panel
    • 12" x 12"
    • Untitled 2
    • Hand Painted Pyrographs on Wood Panel
    • 12" x 12"
    • Untitled 3
    • Hand Painted Pyrographs on Wood Panel
    • 12" x 12"

Artist Statement

I am fascinated by the interplay of color, shadow and light. In the Burn Series, I study this relationship while exploring geometry, language, architecture, various organics and the randomness of nature through a process of burning images onto wood and through paper.

I am fascinated by the complexities of the dizzying array of patterns and designs that are found in nature (leaves, rocks, clouds, etc) as well as the interconnectedness among people and cultures, each and every one is unique and yet the commonalities are obvious. As I burn through hundreds of patterns, I am overwhelmed by the relationships and connections among us.

As I progress with the series, now working on it for 12 years, I have begun experimenting with varying the dimensions, the introduction of color, and also the work with gold, silver and copper – all of which provide endless possibilities for exploring new creative directions. Born out of this process, I am beginning to explore tangential series which include multiple layers; burn-outs in columnar sculptures, prints, and organic open-flamed burnouts and pyrographs on wood.

Selected Exhibitions

Abend Gallery – Denver, CO

Art & Soul – Boulder, CO

Art Concepts – San Francisco, CA

Art Students League – Denver, CO

Arvada Art Center – Arvada, CO

Burton Marinkovich – Washington, DC

Capsule Gallery – Denver, CO

Center for Visual Art – Denver, CO

D’Antonio & Associates – Woodland Hills, CA

Egg & Dart, Ltd. – Denver, CO

Element – Denver, CO

Faulkner & Locke – Atlanta, GA

Fresh Paint Art Advisors – Culver City, CA

Gallery Plan B – Washington, DC

Lewis Graham Art Consultants – Denver, CO

MAD Studios – Denver, CO

Manny’s Underground – Denver, CO

McGrath & Braun – Denver, CO

Nine Dot Arts – Denver, CO

OneHome – Denver, CO

Philip Morton Gallery – Rehoboth Beach, DE

Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis – Denver, CO

Salon InnerG – Denver, CO

Seem Interiors – Beverly Hills, CA

Space Gallery – Denver, CO

Vertigo Art Space – Denver, CO

Walker Fine Art – Denver, CO

 

Gallery Shows

January 2013 – “Art of the State”, Arvada Art Center Arvada, CO

July 2012 – Space Gallery Celebrates 11 Years, Denver, CO

April 2012 – “Connection”, Space Gallery Denver, CO

February 2012 – “Precious Metals” (5-artist show) Gallery Plan B, Washington DC

January 2012 – “Another Direction” (curator),Vertigo Art Space Denver, CO

November 2011 – Gallery Plan B (group show) Washington, DC

January 2011 – “Just Paper” (group exhibit) Art Students League, Denver, CO

December 2010 – Art District, Best of 2010 Denver, CO (Best in Show)

September 2010 – Space Gallery Denver, CO

June 2010 – Mix CVA + Santa Fe (group show) Denver, CO

September 2009 – Art & Soul Boulder, CO

July 2009 – Space Gallery Denver, CO

February 2009 – Gallery PlanB Washington, DC

September 2008 – “Process”, Art & Soul Boulder, CO

August 2008 – Denver Modernism Denver, CO

June 2008 – “40 under 500” (group show), Art & Soul Boulder, CO

May 2008 – Space Gallery Denver, CO

January 2008 – “Watch your Step”, Photographic installation, Arvada Art Center Arvada, CO

December 2007– Art Market, Invitational, Arvada Art Center Arvada, CO

December 2007– Group Show, Gallery PlanB Washington, DC

November 2007 – Philip Morton Gallery Rehoboth Beach, DE

August 2007 – Denver Modernism (juried show), Denver, CO

March 2007 – “Pattern Recognition” (group show), Foothills Art Center Golden, CO

March 2007 – “Symbiotic Evolution”, Space Gallery Denver, CO

February 2007 – Gallery PlanB Washington, DC

December 2006 – Group Show, Gallery PlanB Washington, DC

December 2006 – Art Market, Invitational, Arvada Art Center Arvada, CO

October 2006 – “Watch Your Step” Photographic installation, Capsule Gallery Denver, CO

September 2006 – “Art in the City”, Walnut Foundry Denver, CO

July 2006 – Group Show, Walker Fine Art Denver, CO

April 2006 – Group Show, Walker Fine Art Denver, CO

December 2005 – Miniatures, Invitational, Abend Gallery Denver, CO

December 2005 – Art Market, Invitational, Arvada Art Center Arvada, CO

December 2005 – Invitational, Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis Denver, CO

 

Select Collections

Dennis Adamson & Ben Boyd – New York, NY

Monica & Tyler Aiello – Denver, CO

Rosey D’Antonio – Woodland Hills, CA

Rod Baptie – London, UK

Don Beeman – Chicago, IL

Jonathan Bell & David Odenkirchen – San Francisco, CA

Flora Cruells Benzal – Bangkok, Thailand

Rita & Irwin Blitt – Aspen, CO

Hugh Broadus – Washington, DC

Sharon & Tim Campbell – Denver, CO

Lisa Collis & Mark Warner – Alexandria, VA

Jean Dean – Westchester, OH

Celine Demange – Bordeaux, France

Beverlee Dunn – London, UK

Mary Ester – Washington, DC

Jennifer & James Desmond – Shanghai, China

Harry & Litia Dugdale – Suva, Fiji

James Dunn – Rome, Italy

Anna Dvorak & Chris Kopka – Minneapolis, MN

Cindy & Dane Fernandes – Phoenix, AZ

David Franco – Rehoboth Beach, DE

Claire Fisher & Emory Determeyer – Sydney, Australia

Nancy Ginsburg – Bethesda, MD

Cheryl Hornstein & Wayne Kuklinski – Minneapolis, MN

Skipper & Chuck Jones – Honolulu, HI

Rusty Kelly & JP Stephenson – San Francisco, CA

Lisa Kollodge – Taos, NM

Judy Kroeker & Jim Nehmer – Stuart, FL

Maeve McGrath & Pete Perry – Vail, CO

Amy & Clam Lorenz – Alexandria, VA

Carol Mizel – Denver, CO

Mark Mollinet – Denver, CO

Heather Mourer – Denver, CO

Norma Neals – Midlothian, VA

Tom Ross & Minh Lu – Arlington, VA

Kevin Shoeler – Sarasota, FL

David Simmons – Washington, DC

Philip Vandervoet – Santa Monica, CA

Joe Zaccaro – Boston, MA

 

Select Corporate Collections

Clifton Anderson, LLP – Denver, CO

DEX – Denver, CO

First National Bank of Colorado – Denver, CO

The Four Seasons – Denver, CO

Jackson National Life Insurance – Denver, CO & Franklin, TN

JW Marriott – San Antonio, TX

Mark West Energy Partners – Denver, CO

Moye White LLP – Denver, CO

Northern Trust – London, UK

Sea Turtle Inn – Jacksonville, FL

Star City – Sydney, Australia

Terranea Resort – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Townsend & Townsend LLP – Denver, CO

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, LLP – Denver, CO