My artwork is a window into a place that was once dark but is now painted in the bright colors that have surrounded me my whole life. I grew up in Hawaii and moved to the Pacific Northwest at age 15. I have been surrounded by a wonderland of color most of my life. Whether it be the warm colors of the pacific sunset over the blue ocean or the evergreen trees.
My journey with art started as a way to cope with both my bipolar and seizure disorder. It has now become so much more.
I find inspiration comes from my surroundings in both land and cityscapes. A lot of time coming from the cities I have traveled to or from long walks I have taken in my own beautiful neighborhood. It all starts with a sketch book I carry with me and a photo I snap for inspiration.
My work is alive with texture and color. It tells a story with the movement of my brush strokes. This journey is always about learning. Right now I am having fun learning more about light and playing with shadows. I am moved by the impressionist, the fauvists and modern art. I love experiencing new and innovative ideas, however, when looking for inspiration I always go back to the classics; Van Gagh, Matisse, Monet and Mary Cassat.
I've been showing my work at the Peoples Gallery in Portland Oregon since 2012.
'The Big 300' 2012
'The Big 400' in 2013
'The Big 500' in 2014
3 shows "For the Love of Portland"
I've also shown at Good Foot 'I Am There For I Think' 2014
Four of my pieces were in season 5 of the Show 'Portlandia' in four different episodes.
My work is now (2015) currently being shown at Myrtle's Tea House in Ridgefield WA.
I have five pieces at the Goodfoot 'I Am Therefore I Think' August 27th - Sep. 21,2015
10 pieces will be at The Peoples Gallery in Portland OR. for the Big 500 show
Dec 12,2015 to Jan 16,2016
3 pieces are at the Goodfoot in Portland OR "I am therefore I Think" Aug. 25th to Sept 26th 2016
2 pieces at The North Bank Gallery in Vancouver WA "The art of Politics" Oct.3-29th 2016
10 pieces at the Ford Gallery in Portland OR for the Big 500 show
December 10,2016- December 23 2016
I have 5 pieces at The Good Foot in Portland OR...'I Am, There for I Think'
June 29 - July 25 2017
10 pieces... Pioneer Place Mall Portland OR Dec.9-24 2017 Big500
My Piece 'Fear" is showing at the Cave gallery downtown Vancouver in the Politiks Show October 5,2018 to October 27th 2018
My work is hanging at Revive Designs in Portland For the Holiday season 2018
I have two pieces being auctioned at the Downtown Vancouver Library Friday Dec.7th 2018
My work is currently hanging at Fleur Chocolate 1304 main st Vancouver WA summer 2019..stop in and enjoy some chocolate and coffee and enjoy the art
I have 3 pieces showing now at the Goodfoot Portland OR... I Am There For I Think a social commentary art show in Portland 12-5- 19 to Jan 28th
I have a piece hanging at The Cave Gallery in Vancouver for the Love Show For Feb 2021. The Piece is called Affectionate Entrapment and represents my love of birds.
I have one piece hanging at the Cave Gallery for the Environmental Destiny show for the month of April 2021, The piece is called A New Day A New Way
I have Beautiful Bird showing at the Cave Gallery right now. Ancestral Echoes is the name of the show for the month of June 2021.
I will be showing at the Corridor Gallery for the Iris Speaks show starting May 23rd, 2022 and running thou July 15th, 2022.