My paintings explore the intersection of private moments in public spaces. How individuals navigate their cultural constructs and the way that the small, seemingly mundane moments that make up our daily lives actually build the architecture of our lives is the content of my work. I seek clarification of these ideas through the paint handling, juxtaposition of illusion, time, and motion.
Cal State Long Beach. Long Beach, CA. Currently in pursuit of an MFA 2007 - 2009
Watts Atelier School of Art, Encinitas, CA 2005
B.A., Art Education. Azusa Pacific University, CA. Spring, 2003.
Magna Cum Laude. Award: “outstanding Senior art major”
Palomar College. Escondido, CA 2000-2005
“Insights” Museum of Art Cal State Long Beach. 2008
“Growth and Other Realities” Portfolio Coffeehouse. Long Beach, CA 2008
"Growth Series" Vincent's Restaurant. Escondido 2007
"Facing Spring" Joint show with Alicia Sotherland.
The Sotherland home and garden, Escondido. April. 2007
“Glimpses of Europe” Outdoor exhibition, The Ranch, Escondido July 2006
“Heritage Revisited” The Julian Gallery. Julian, CA Aug-Sept 2005
“Visions of Rome” Outdoor exhibition. Coloseum, Rome, Italy Aug.,2004
“Vessels for the Divine” Gallery West, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa Feb., 2003
“Faces” Costanzas Coffee Shop, Azusa. 2001
"Everyday Encounters" The Huff Ranch. Escondido, CA July 2007
"American Painters" Galerie View. Salammbo. Tunisia. June 2007
"The Artist Space" Del Mar, CA
“San Diego Brain Injury Foundation” Rancho Bernardo, CA Oct 2006
“Small Images” The Lillian Berkley Collection, Escondido, CA July 2006
“Heritage Revisited” Shiva Artistic Collections. Escondido, CA Aug. 2005
“Soul Impressions” Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Escondido, CA Aug. 2005
“Art Riot,” “Blue,” and “All Mixed up” Escondido Arts Partnership Gallery, Escondido. 2005
“Spring” Escondido Arts Association Gallery, Escondido, April 2005
“Members Only” Escondido Arts Partnership Gallery, Escondido. Feb. 2005
“Summation” Escondido Arts Partnership Gallery, Escondido. December 2004
“Colors of Fall” First Place Juried Exhibition, Escondido Arts Association Gallery, Escondido.
“Compilation” Group Exhibition, Gallery West, Azusa. June 2003.
“Reflections of Orvieto” Darling Hall Library, Azusa. Nov., 2002.
“Orvieto” Group Exhibition, The Convent of San Lodovico, Italy. June, 2002.
“San Giovannale Quarter.” Third place in Juried Exhibition, Italy. May, 2002.
“Man” Group Exhibition, Gallery West, Azusa Pacific University. Feb., 2002.
“The Gestural Figure” Group Exhibition. Wilden Business Hall, Azusa. 2001.
Dean’s Purchase Award. Art Musem. Cal State Long Beach, Insights Exhibition. 2008
Featured Artist, Escondido Art Association Oct. 2006
Honorable Mention, Juried Exhibition, “Local Color” EAP, Escondido Sept. 2005
Honorable Mention, Juried Exhibition, “All Mixed Up” EAP, Escondido Aug. 2005
Honorable Mention, Juried Exhibition, “Blue” EAP, Escondido June 2005
First Place, Juried Exhibition, “Colors of Fall.” EAP, Escondido, Oct. 2004
Third Place, Juried Exhibition, “San Giovannale Quarter”, Orvieto Italy May 2002
Featured Artist, Dinner Rally Fund Raiser. Azusa Pacific University. Oct. 2002
Festival of Roses. Jan 2003
Inauguration ceremony , Duke Academic Complex May 2003
Featured Artist, Azusa City Chalk Festival. Sponsored by Azusa Management
Association. Oct., 2002/2004.
Presidents Academic Scholarship, Azusa Pacific University. 2000-2003.
Outstanding Arts Graduate, Azusa Pacific University 2003.
Art Jurist, CSI school arts festival 2002
PUBLISHING AND FILM
Sketch Artist for Film, Azusa Street Project. Hollywood, CA 2006
Book Cover, God’s got a Problem. Earl Clampett 2005
Commissioned Painting for Film, 13 Parables Studio, Azusa, CA 2005
Art Instructor, The Oceanside Museum School of ART. Oceanside, CA 2006-2007
Art Instructor, Escondido Adult Ed. ROP. Escondido, CA 2006-2007
Guest Demonstrator, EAA 2006, Ramona Art Guild, Feb 2007. Rancho Bernardo Art Association, Nov 2007
Painting and Sculpture Instructor, ROP Adult Ed. Escondido, CA 2005-2007
Mural Seminar, Choice Program San Marcos, CA 2005
Substitute Teacher. Secondary Education, Escondido 2005
ESL Instructor. Rome, Italy 2004
ESL Instructor. Prague, Czech Republic 2004
Art Teacher’s Assistant, Sierra High School, Elaine Strickland. 2001/2002.
Art Teacher’s Assistant, Azusa High School, Robert Ramos. 2001.
Art Instructor, Azusa Community Schooling. Developed and implemented arts
curriculum for grades K-7. 2001.