I love color and paint and surface. I work primarily in wood. My process is to build and to carve out my compositional spaces first, and later to respond with paint.
The process of working out visual ideas in series becomes a self-generating engine. I have yet to feel that I have exhausted an idea. At some point I move on, inventing a new vocabulary of forms, shapes, surface treatment, use, materials, reference, or any or all of these.
My process flows most freely when I keep my work somewhere within the bounds of abstraction. Referencing, though never engaging representation to the point of realism, my work over the years has been interpretive to varying degrees. I like to search out relationships between the natural world and a more personal world of human experience. Often considering the wall as my compositional space, a portion of my work speaks as installation, spanning large spaces when these are available.
1974 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida M.Ed
1966 - 1967 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, MFA program
1966 University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico BFA
1962 - 1965 Bennington College; Bennington, VT
Awards & Honors
Summer 2014 and Winter 2015 Artist Residency, Mt. Airy Custom Furniture, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
2005 PAEP Grant Exhibition Have A Seat, Helen Millard Children’s Gallery, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2004 - 2005 Philadelphia Art & Ed Partnership Grant, Teacher & Artist working with 6th grade students in Philadelphia Public School
2003 First Place Award In Sculpture, Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Janet Fish
1998 Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, Selected by Carter Ratcliff to be part of a group of 4 writers to read, discuss and write art critical works
1993 - 1995 Artist-In-Residence, Grant recipient, Based in Duval County Schools. Funded through the Arts Assembly of Jacksonville, FL
1990 Art Ventures Grant; Jacksonville Community Foundation/NEA co-funded
1987 Educator Award, "Special Recognition, Excellence in Education," presented by Arts Assembly, Jacksonville, FL