My paintings emerge from the manipulation of the shape, paint flow, texture, and color. With the exception of preplanning my materials, and hoping to arrest on a two dimensional pristine surface something beautiful I have never seen before, I have no preplanned image. I start with chaos, and work toward a meaning which is never reached, but left hovering beneath conscious identification.
Letting go and at the same time striving toward possible meaning brings me joy. The process of painting is my prayer that I can have a similar impact of striving for meaning in our incoherent world. I hope my efforts can inspire my viewers likewise.
Bachelor of Science, Philosophy: U.C. Santa Cruz
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts: Atelier M. Nallard, Paris, France
Art Center College of Design: Pasadena, California
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: Skowhegan, Maine
Master Degree, Human Development: Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena .