A lifetime devoted to the creative process, I’ve had fortunate opportunity, freedom and mentorship to explore various form and presentation. From paint to pastels, jewelry making and woodwork, glass and pottery to photography and film making, it’s been an all-encompassing pursuit that eventually lured me into the realm of mixed media. As an artist, it’s exhilarating to have free abstract manifestation that comes without boundaries or rules. I feel my journey has come full circle.”
“Geckos in Paradise” One of fifty resident artist designs selected, it was an honor to participate in a fundraiser event for the Breast Cancer Center of Hawaii at Kapiolani Hospital where 5’x3’ fiberglass geckos were individually painted to represent various “local” themes. Then after a period of public awareness, pieces were auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Cancer Center.
The Art of 2001 – video As part of a quartet assembled to represent different processes in art method, I was asked to embody landscape on canvas in acrylic media. Educational in focus, the production’s intent was to encourage student exploration into the world of creativity.
Windward Community College 1982-1986
California College of Arts and Crafts 1987-1991
Galleries and Venues
Windward Gallery- Hawaii
Louis Pohl Gallery - Hawaii
Cedar Street Gallery Hawaii
CW Art Gallery - Owner - Hawaii
Visions in Stone – SF, California
Geckos in Paradise
Obayashi Design Group Inc.
“Angel by Thursday” movie
Rain Bird Literary Magazine 1985, 1987
American Art Parades
Hawaii Bar Journal (cover) September 2020
AHA 48thAnnual Aloha Show Award of Honor
Ho’omaluhia New Year Invitational 2019 Award of Honor
WAG 2019 Spring Reflections First Place
HCC Mixed Media Show 2019 Second Place
Asia Pacific Pamana Art Show 2019 Award of Honor
AHA Contemporary Show 2019 Award of Honor
AHA 2006 Show Peoples Choice Award
AHA 1998 Aloha Show Award of Honor
Hawaii Watercolor Society 1992 Award of Honor
Tight Spot Productions
Supervising Art Director and Set Director
Costume Supervisor and Props
Post Production Supervisor
My art is a mixture of realistic and abstract . I'm interested in texture which leads to the use of whatever I find or create that will add to the interest of the art piece.
All are Mixed Media, consisting of either acrylic paints, acrylic inks, paper, office supplies, sand, pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, stencils, stamps pretty much anything I can get my hands on.
I also look for writings that convey something about either how I feel or what the art is about.