About the Artist

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Bio

  

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.”

Community

 “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.  

Education and Artists Information

      

Art Education

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.

Queens Hospital

“Angel by Thursday” movie


Publications

Rain Bird Literary Magazine 1985, 1987

American Art Parades 


Awards

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  

Artist Statement

Information About My Art

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.