Self-proclaimed disruptor - Artist, Sculptor, Activist, Visual-spatial manipulator - abstracting the extraordinary from life and movement.
As a visual artist I continually explore processes and methods incorporating multiple mediums to capture the essence, passion, and movement of my subject matter. Movement is the essence of life, even in the greatest moments of stillness – there is movement. I believe that the only way to truly capture a moment is to capture its movement, to me, everything else is just a snapshot.
Working heavily in a constructive / desconstructive manner I build up multiple layers into each piece, then tear them down, scrape them away, burn them, and build them back up in order to abstract the unique imagery I feel captures that movement and essence of my subject.
I have been creating visual work on canvas, paper and panel using mixed media, acrylic, oil, encaustic, glass, metal, and found objects since the early 80’s. I began showing my work in 2012 when a friend, and fellow artist, challenged me to begin sharing my work with the public, since then, I’ve participated in numerous shows domestically and internationally.
I believe that my ability to create art is a gift, and gifts need to be shared - so I often create and donate my work to help raise money for various charities and causes that touch my soul.
Dia de los Muertos – San Juan Capistrano Library – October/November 2107
Neutra Institute Museum – August 2017
Beyond the Lines Gallery - Perform October 2016
Human Rights Show - The Gallery Presents - August 2016
LAAA: Out There - June 2016
Boots on the Ground - May 2016
Laguna Beach Artwalk - Shela Olsen Fine Art - March 2016
Beyond the Lines - August 2015
San Diego Art of Pride - July 2015
Art Project Los Angeles - APLA June 2015
HOPE4Kids Festival - April 2015
An Evening with Women - Show and Auction - LALGBT Center - May 2015
Chaos Theory - Orange Country Center for Contemporary Art - Feb 2015
Art For Eyes Benefit Auction - Childhood Eye Cancer Trust - December 2014
2nd Street Cigar Lounge and Gallery September - November 2014
Los Angeles Art Association Benefit Auction July 2014
Chocolate and Art Show Los Angeles - July 2014
VisualAIDS - Postcards from the Edge - 2013
Art with and Agenda - AIDS Walk Marriage Equality - 2013