Selected Exhibitions and Shows
2010 J Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
Participated group show ‘Frida:Fractured.’
2010 Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA
One person show ‘Paintings Near and Far.’
2009 Berkeley Fine Art Studio, Berkeley, CA
Collaborative show with writer Amy Moon ‘Plenty Hidden.’
2008 East Bay Open Studios, Berkeley, CA
Participated as part of annual ProArts Open Studios.
2006 Invited Artist, Braided Lives Show, Berkeley, CA
Collaborated with poets for cross-discipline performance event.
2006 Portrait Exhibition, Frank Better Art Center, Alameda, CA
Invited as featured portrait artist.
2005 Invited Artist, Braided Lives Show, San Francisco, CA
Featured in event presenting artists and poets collaboration at SomArts.
2003 Invited Artist, Braided Lives Show, Taos, NM
Featured in event presenting artists and poets collaboration at Kachina Lodge.
2003 Invited Artist, Taos Chamber of Commerce, Taos, NM
Selected to show at 20th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival.
2003 Artist of the Month, Gallery A, Taos, NM
Selected Artist of the Month in the oldest art gallery in New Mexico.
2003 Faculty Show, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM
Exhibited in and organized annual University of New Mexico Annual Faculty Show.
2003 Juried Entry, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
Selected to show in Taos Society of Portrait Artists first annual portrait exhibition.
2001 One Person Show, Nichols Fine Art, Taos, NM
Invited to show by Rich Nichols to present in Nichols Fine Art Gallery.
Awards and Commissions
1990 – Present Commissioned Portraits
Commissioned for portrait work to national and international clients.
2006 Residency, Cill Railaig, County Kerry, Ireland
Invited to international residency program.
2000 Best Portrait Award Oil Painters of America, Crystal Lake, IL
Painting ‘Dignity’ awarded ‘Best Portrait, Show Award’ in Carmel, CA.
1997 – 1999 Commissioned Poster Artist Town of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO
Awarded painting commission three consecutive years for ‘Celebrate in Estes Park’ annual Christmas poster.
1998 Commissioned Poster Artist Stanley Hotel Museum, Estes Park, CO
Awarded painting commission for the Stanley Hotel Museum commemorative poster.
1996 Commissioned Artist, International Business Machines, San Jose, CA
Awarded painting commission for IBM’s internationally published ‘Information Warehouse’ magazine.
Teaching and Related Experience
1990 – Current Private Art Instruction Berkeley Fine Art Studio, Berkeley, CA
Provided ongoing private studio painting classes.
2009 Painting Instruction Pixar University, Emeryville, CA
Instructed oil painting sessions.
2006 Portrait Workshop Frank Bette Art Center, Alameda, CA
Designed and presented portrait demonstration and workshop.
2005 Guest Lecturer Waring School, Beverly, MA
Lectured on art and travels; gave portrait painting demonstrations.
2002 – 2004 Adjunct Professor University of New Mexico, Taos, NM
Instructed beginning and advanced portraiture painting courses.
2000 – 2004 Painting Instructor Taos Institute of Arts, Taos, NM
Instructed beginning painting and portraiture painting workshops.
1997 – 1999 Visiting Artist Instructor Eagle Rock School, Estes Park, CO
Conducted oil painting workshops for at-risk high school students.
1976 – 1984 Theatrical Painting Le Grand David and His Own Spectacular Magic Company, Beverly, MA
Conducted theatrical painting including backdrops, murals and props for internationally acclaimed Le Grand David magic company.
2002 – 2004 President Taos Society of Portrait Artists, Taos, NM
Organized group of portrait painters 2000; founded formalized portrait painting group in 2002.
2000 – 2001 ASOPA Member of American Society of Portrait Artists, Montgomery, AL
Member of Society and attendee at annual conference at Metropolitan Museum, New York.
2002 – 2004 Board of Directors Board Member, Taos Institute of Arts, Taos, NM
Board member of the Taos Institute of Arts.
Education and Studies
2004–2005 International studies, International Museum Studies
Executed extensive self-directed studies at international museums throughout Asia and Europe. Efforts included studies of such masters as Uemura, Yang, Rembrandt, Sargent, Beaux, Sorolla, Velasquez and Van Dyck.
2003 Huihan Liu Fechin Art Workshops, San Cristobal, NM
Studied with master painter Huihan Liu with special concentration on painting from photographs.
2001 David Leffel and Ron Sherr Arts Students League, New York, NY
Studied advanced techniques concentrating on long pose portrait painting.
1990 – 1998 Multiple Studies Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, Loveland, CO
Trained with master painters Charles Cross, Nancy Guzik, Quang Ho, Richard Schmid and Teresa Vito.
1978 BA Salem State College, Salem, MA
Majored in Psychology, Minors in Art and Business. Painting studies included work with Vito Sammartano.