My main goal in creating art is to make political, social and spiritual commentary in a way that is playful and fun to have around. I like to paint pictures about things I think have an important message. Some of those things are very ugly, like war, injustice, environmental destruction...but I don't like to paint ugly things. The idea I want to convey is often serious, the execution is meant to be fun, playful, so as not to scare the viewer away, but to give them pause to think on it without being beaten over the head. I paint in what I call "Primitive Narrative" style, or "Folk Art Fantasy", acrylic on canvas.
I put myself through Calif. College of Arts and Crafts making one-of-a-kind art-to-wear garments and graduated with Distinction with a major in Fine Arts, emphasis in painting, in 1972. I lived and made art in the Bay Area until 2003, then moved to Mendocino Co. Here we have built a wonderful straw bale house in a beautiful forest which incorporates the charm and whimsey seen in my paintings.