American, mixed-media visual artist, b.1948, Fond du Lac, WI., USA. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design-Fine Art Degree 1971.
After my formal art education, I returned to California where I had lived for a time as a child. My creative development continued through commercial design projects, fine art production and gallery representation highlighted by an extensive one-person show in San Francisco.
Colorful abstract works resulted from this period of paintings and drawings. Created with luminous color and geometric design, they express a youthful visionary quality that reflects an enlightened optimism for life and the future.
As my work matured into the 1990s, archaic primal motifs became more prevalent through the use of common sculptural materials, subdued coloration and sensuous textural effects. A range of shamanistic themes displaying a sense of sacred timelessness were elaborated through an increasingly three dimensional method.
Integrating both the immediacy of my colorful abstract and eternal archaic styles has continued into the new millennium. Working during a decade in the community where I was born in the Midwestern USA, I fostered the development of the visual arts through fundraising, community projects and several inaugural event one-person art shows.
I have been able to emerge toward wider cultural exposure through national and international travel to the southwestern USA, Spain and Mexico. More recently I have established a studio in Yucatan, Mexico where I strive to channel a more directly informed historical and universal creative spirit that reflects a holistic vision for our times.