About My Process:
My musical background has greatly influenced the way I approach creating visual art. For example, when composing music, I have used synthesizers to generate sound waves. These waves can be "colored" and transformed by sending them though filters, adjusting their length and amplitude, and by adding effects until the desired sound is produced. By using similar processes with various computer software programs, including Photoshop, I am able to create pieces like the one in the photo on this page.
This piece began with a photograph that I shot of an old fashioned, big wheel bike with its wheels spinning. Once opened in Photoshop, I isolated the motion in the photo and selected the edges. I then proceeded to experiment with the parameters of the wave filter and completed the composition by applying layer styles and blending modes.
Finally, to bring this piece out of the computer and into the physical world, I optimized the file to be printed on a metal composite surface. This allows for a modern and sometimes edgy display.
I find that most people who come to see my artwork are delightful, engaging and curious about the process. This makes me smile because it is the kind of energy that I like to be around. It is also the kind of energy that I hope my artwork will foster.
2013 Interactive Media Design Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
1996 Bachelor of Arts in Music with special emphasis in Recording and Technology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Exhibitions and Awards
2018 Group Exhibition, Small Art 2018, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN
2017 Group Exhibition, Red, O’Hanlon Center For The Arts, Mill Valley, CA
2016 Group Exhibition, Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
2016 Group Exhibition, Musical, Art Works Downtown 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2016 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Abstracts, Special Merit Award
2016 Solo Exhibition, Sunshine Coffee Roasters, Forestville, CA
2015 Solo Exhibition, Coffee Bazaar, Guerneville, CA
2015 Group Exhibition Online, Abstracts, Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Group Exhibition, Collaborations, Guerneville Regional Library, Guerneville, CA