In June of 2017 I was privileged to spend two weeks making work in France at Chateau Orquevaux, and in May of 2018 I was an artist in residence at La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy. Away from my typical routines, studio and supplies, I was forced to return to the basics of color, form and composition. I was reminded that one needs very little to create. Just work with what you have, and don't allow a lack of anything to be your roadblock.
My works are created using various forms of printmaking (hand-painted monoprints in water-based paints on archival paper), painting and collage. I think my most successful pieces combine simplicity and the Japanese concept of "wabi sabi" (finding beauty in imperfection).
Each new piece begins with either a sketch or an idea about colors. And it always comes from a direct experience with the real world. My stone-inspired pieces began with a drawing I made of an arrangement of fallen rocks I encountered high up in the Andes of Peru - an act of nature had created a perfect composition. And that fascination has continued with my exploration of the Northern California coast.
I am enamored with ideas, objects, stories and people from the past. I've been very impacted by the Bloomsbury Group - a small circle of artists and writers from the early part of the 20th Century in London. They believed in making as much as they could themselves (textiles, furniture, ceramics, fine art) and valued the gifts of friendship - especially between men and women - which was rare in those days.
I'm fortunate to live and have my art studio in the NOPA neighborhood of San Francisco. The dramatic clash of nature (water, hills, constantly changing weather) with urban forms (architecture, the angles of the streets) delights my eyes.
You can read more about me in this San Francisco Chronicle article
My works can be seen in the Netflix series "Sense8", "Grace and Frankie", Mozart in The Jungle", "Thirteen Reasons Why" and "Chance" - in addition to commercials for Apple and Beats Headphones. My work has previously appeared in the HBO show "Looking" and the Clint Eastwood film "The Hereafter". Collectors include Charlize Theron, Nate Berkus, Tom Ford, and designer Ken Fulk. Collaborators include Banana Republic, Restoration Hardware, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply, Serena and Lily, Chairish, Pottery Barn, Bacchus Restaurant Group, Eaton Fine Art and Visto Images.
LICENSING: Collections of my work are represented by World Art Group, McGaw Graphics, World Art Group and Editions Limited.
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