My paintings are of animals, plants, and landscapes seen through a moment of shifting focus. I paint the way I explore the rugged mountains by my house, always pushing to see what is over the next hill, searching for the unexpected.
I begin my paintings without a plan. No preliminary sketches are made; every thought is worked out directly on the canvas. Artifacts of the creative process can be seen in the rich textures, worked surfaces, and veiled light qualities created by working and reworking the piece. As one image comes into focus another is fading away, retaining a piece of the previous while hinting at what might come next.
The result of my search in paint mimics the constant series of changes I see in nature.
2002 M.F.A.- Painting / Drawing, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.
1994 B.F.A. – Painting / Drawing with an emphasis in Illustration, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri
2002 – Present: Assistant Professor of Art, Central Wyoming Community College, Riverton Wyoming
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2012: “Up Close and Far Away,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah
2009 “Now and Then,” Central College, Pella, Iowa
2008 “A View of Solitude,” Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho
2008 “In Search of…” Memorial Hall Main Gallery, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
2008 “Lost and Found,” Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
2007 “In the Distance,” Casper College, Casper, Wyoming
2007 “Here and Somewhere Else,” Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming
TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2011 “Two Waters,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah
2010 “Atlas of Echoes,” Visions West Gallery, Livingston, Montana
2003 “Desire to Disappear,” Western Community College, Rock Springs, Wyoming and the Wyoming Arts Council
Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming
RECENT SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2010 “Elements of Abstraction,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah
2010 “Tokyo to Wyoming,” Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming
2009 “Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition,” Wyoming State Museum Cheyenne, Wyoming
2009 “Simple Things for Complex Times,” Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2009 “A Day in May,” Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho
2009 – 2002 “CWC Annual Faculty Show,” Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyoming
2008 “The Songcatcher Show,” Lark and Key Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
2008 “Winter Exhibition,” Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho
2008 “C.W.C. Faculty Show,” Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyoming
2007 “Art NOW Miami,” exhibited by Stewart Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida
2007 “Variable Constant,” Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2007 “Rocky Mountain Invitational,” The Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper,Wyoming
2007 “The Governors Capitol Art Exhibition,” The Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
2007 Juried by Ben Mitchell, Curator of Art, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, Washington
2007 “New Wyoming Painters,” The Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming
2004 “Print & Paper,” Wyoming Arts Council Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming
2004 “The Renewal of the Spirit,” Art West Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2004 “Constructing Environments,” 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 “This Aint’ Cowboy Art,” Pirate Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2003 “Re-Create,” The Lander Art Center, Lander, Wyoming
2002 “Interspaced: Four artists Interpretations of Space.” Lee Shiney Gallery, Whichita, Kansas
2008 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Award
2007 Governors Capitol Art Exhibition, Bobby Hathaway Jurors Choice Award and the
Wyoming State Collection Purchase award
Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010. Pg.56-57. “Ones to Watch.” Article and Images.
Southwest Art Magazine, March 2010. Pg. 38-39. “Artist to Watch,” (the editors’ choice for up-and-coming talent.) Article and Images.
The Boise Weekly, June 2, 2009. “The Walls of Perception” by Bill English, Article and Image
Jackson Hole News and Guide, June 4-10, 2008. “Art, Exploration Mix in Show of Paintings” Article and Image
Jackson Hole Daily, June 6, 2008. Vol. 30 Issue 135. “Art, Exploration Mix to Form Show,” Article and Image
Planet Jackson Hole, June 4-10, 2008. Vol. 6 Issue 25. “Space Art; Lost and Found; Picasso at NMWA,”
Audax Theatre Group, New York, New York
The Scott Opler Foundation, St. Petersburg, Florida
The Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming
The Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Spink Butler LLC, Boise, Idaho