I am a Kansas City native who returned to painting a few years ago after a 40-year hiatus. I started my process by focusing on painting with my fingers, creating all the colors from four colors: red, blue, yellow, and white. I still use a limited palette and I love watching the paints flow, shifting colors and shapes almost of their own volition.
As my work progressed and I started painting more conventionally, using brushes for the detail some of my work requires. I love the challenge of trying to catch the energy of a person’s attitude, the comfort of a familiar landscape, or the emotion of an abstract. Almost all of my landscapes are done using thrown paint, either as the entire painting, or as a launching point for the piece.
I have had pieces selected for the Overland Park Art at the Center exhibition, the Soul and the City show at the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, a three person show at Endres Gallery in Prairie Village, a portrait in the Faces of Kansas City show at Epsten Gallery In Overland Park, the Finding Your Voice Show at Kelwood Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge, at the Voices of the Midwest show in Chicago, Illinois, and the Everything Blue, juried exhibit, at MVA Gallery in Bethlehem, PA.
I have had multiple solo exhibitions in the Kansas City metropolitan area and was also awarded two hearts in the 2022 Kansas City Parade of Hears, public art project.