Artist Statement

Sky Dancer, detail, oil 20″x28″

An expression of visions I see in the mind’s eye, my work illustrates an “inner realism” that has as much substance as the outer world of phenomena. The primary intent behind the paintings is to offer a window into levels of energy/awareness — or at face value, simply to add vivid images to an environment.  As colors and shapes effect mood in powerful ways, I seek to evoke an uplifting feeling through the raw materials of canvas and paint.


Solo Shows

2005 Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA.
2004 Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks, CA
2004 Karpeles Gallery, Santa Barbara
2001 Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
1995 Calabassas City Hall, Calabassas, CA
1994 Wheeler Hot Springs, Ojai, CA
1993 Gallery El Mundo, Sedona, AZ
1993 Atlantis, Malibu, CA
1992 McGroarty Art Ctr., Tujunga, CA; sponsored by Cultural Affairs Dept. of LA
1991 Alla Rogers Gallery, Georgetown, Washington D.C.
1990 “Healing Art Part II,” Malibu Medical Plaza
1989 “Healing Art Part I,” Thousand Oaks Medical Corporation, CA
1989 Valley Federal Savings, Westlake Village, CA

Group Shows

2012 Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery
2009 Dharma Art, Shambala International, Eagle Rock, CA
2008 Dialogue in Art, Santa Monica Art Studios
2008 Dharma Art, Shambala International, Eagle Rock, CA
2008 Asian/American Show, Santa Monica Art Studios
2007 Orange County Museum, subject of video installation “Paradise” by Kutlug Ataman
2007 Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
2006 Bridging Heaven and Earth Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
2004 City of Thousand Oaks Juried Art & Photography Show
2002 “Angels Around the World,” Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks, CA
2002 City of Thousand Oaks Juried Art & Photography Show
2001 Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA
2001 City of Thousand Oaks Juried Art & Photography Show
1994 Artist’s Union Show, Kiev, Ukraine
1991 Long Beach Art Association, Tressa Miller Juror
1991 Religious Art Festival, Santa Monica, CA
1991 DeVorzon Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Conejo Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, CA
1989 Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
1988 Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987 “Environmental Art,” Audubon Society, LA, CA; juried by LACMA/ Getty Museum


-805 Living Magazine, “Magical Connections,” Sim Carter, November 2006
-Westlake Magazine, “Love of a Horse,” (p. 38), Monique Reidy, September 2006
-Today Magazine, Los Angeles Daily News, “A Higher Vision,” Stacy Fisher, April 2004
-Information Press, Cover Story, Vol. 5 Issue 8, Spring 1996
-Whole Life Times, Arts, Virginia McCrumb, December 1992
-Los Angeles Times, “Visualizing Ultimate Power,” Nancy Kapitanoff, Dec. 25, 1992 read
-Malibu Surfside News, People and Places, October 22, 1992
-Whole Life Times, Arts, Ellen Reeder, February 1992
-Whole Life Times, Arts, Virginia McCrumb