Sunday, July 23, 2017

PORTALS Closing Reception

Thanks so much to everyone who came to the closing of PORTALS at ACS Gallery this past Friday! The exhibition was a blast; it was such a pleasure getting to meet and work with so many artists who I admire. Check out my facebook page at to see more photos from the exhibition. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer in the City

one of my favorite views of the city... such a peaceful and meditative spot... 

installation shot from SKETCH, one of the current shows at Manifest Gallery
Top Left: "Color Study #2", 2015, oil on paper

Hey Chicago! Come to the closing reception for PORTALS this Friday, July 21st. 
7-10pm at ACS Gallery (4th floor of the Zhou B Art Center)

Whatever city you happen to be in, I hope your summer is off to a beautiful start. I'll be spending most of mine in the studio, putting the finishing touches on a new series of pastels. Stay tuned for details on an upcoming show this fall! 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

SKETCH - upcoming show

Color Study #2 2015 oil on paper 11 1/8" x 11 1/8"

Color Study #2 was the second color study I made during my time as a Manifest Artist in Residence. I tend to make several preparatory drawings and painted studies before embarking on a more finished piece. These sketches usually only hang on my studio wall… but occasionally, they have an immediacy and a presence that lets them stand on their own as resolved pieces, independent of the “finished” piece.

I'm honored to have this piece included in the upcoming exhibition SKETCH at Manifest Gallery!

SKETCH runs in tandem with IN MEMORIAM.
July 14th-August 11th
Opening reception: Friday July 14th, 6-9pm

Sunday, July 2, 2017

IN MEMORIAM - Upcoming Show

Little Green 2017 oil on canvas 16x20"

Little Green is part of my current body of work, exploring the residue in both my studio and the drawing center where I teach. The missing hinge is a metaphor for other gaps or absences in our lives; the radiant green revealed beneath the whitewash is a reminder of the profound rewards in seeking beneath the obvious or outward appearance of things. Paying attention to the little things matters.

Come see this piece in person at Manifest Gallery!

July 14-August 11, 2017
Opening reception: Friday July 14th, 6-9pm