Emotional moments are my inspiration.  It can be the look on a face I see on a bus or the light and shadows of a storm.  My work is not limited to any particular subject matter.  I paint a wide variety of subjects which keeps me challenged and interested.  

In my figurative work I’m drawn to narrative and to using my work to suggest a story.  I call these pieces intimate landscapes.  Their story opens the imagination.  I recreate the scene with my own interpretation.  Often something is illuminated by light spilling across the canvas.  The interplay of color, light and form creates the mood.

In all my work, regardless of subject matter, light and shadow contrasting with each other attract me.  They also evoke emotion and drama and capture moments in time.  If I can convey to the viewer how I felt during that time, then I have shared a bit of this joy.

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Artist Bio

I came to painting late in life after a busy career as a physician in the Bay Area. Yet, I have been a student of the arts all my life enjoying museums and exhibitions. While still practicing medicine I attended night classes in art at City College in San Francisco. After I retired I studied at workshops, continued to study at City College and studied privately with a number of wonderful painters.

For the past several years, I have worked primarily in oils though I have also worked with charcoal, pastel and watercolor. Most of my work is representational. I like the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects and prefer not to be pigeonholed, so I paint portraits and figures, landscapes, still life, cityscapes and any combination of these. In the past I have also done surrealistic work and still enjoy creating them as well.

I have shown my work at various galleries in the Bay Area though more recently I have focused primarily on open studios and shown in my studio at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco.

Exhibitions

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2014-2020   Open Studios                                                                                    
  • 2019  California Art Club, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009  Open Studios                                                                                     
  • 2008  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                               
  • 2007  Off The Point Holiday Show,  Hayes Street Market Gallery,         San Francisco, CA
  • 2007  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                               
  • 2006  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                               
  • 2006  Evolving Art Gallery, “Gallery Artists: Works Big and Small”,          Vallejo, CA             
  • 2005  Evolving Art Gallery, “Real & Surreal: Paintings and Drawings”,       Vallejo, CA
  • 2005  Artspan Exhibition & open studios                                                               
  • 2005  SomArts Gallery, “Perceptions”, San Francisco, CA                              
  • 2004  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios.                                                              
  • 2004  Studio Gallery, Polk St. San Francisco, CA.                                   
  • 2003  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                              
  • 2003  ŸYMCA Benefit Auction, Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA.             
  • 2002  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios.                                                              
  • 2002  The French Class, Inc., San Francisco, CA.                        
  • 2001  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                              
  • 2000  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                             May & October 2000
  • 2000  San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.                        Selected Juried Exhibitions
  • 2000  City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.                                    Juried exhibition curated by Chester Arnold                                                    
  • 2000  M. H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.                                   “College Night in Celebration of Black History Month”                                                                     
  • 1999  Artspan Exhibition & Open Studios                                                   
  • 1999  San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.                       Selected Juried Exhibitions                                                                                                   
  • 1999  City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.  Juried                        exhibition curated by Carlos Loarca                                                                                                                                                                         
  • 1998   Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.                                                      
  • 1998   San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.                       Juried exhibition curated by Michelle Koo                                                                                                                                                                           
  • 1997   Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, CA.   Juried exhibition                 
  • TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2003   City Arts Gallery. “Illuminations”, CCSF, San Francisco, CA.         
  • 2002   Sanchez Gallery, Noe Valley Ministry, “Double Vision,                       San Francisco, CA.                                                                                                                                                                                

    CORPORATE COLLECTION:

  • County Counsel’s Office, Contra Costa County, Martinez, CA
  • PUBLICATIONS:

  •  American Art Collector 2013-2017: Alcove Books,  reproduction p.270, 271,272,260, respectively
  • Sardar, Zahid.: “Design Weave”, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, May 13, 2007, reproduction p. 13
  • Conti, Anna L.; “Artist As Subject: Images of Artists by Other Artists”, October 2006 to present with reproduction. <http://bigcrow.com/artistsportraites/gallery036.html>
  • Nichols, Sarah; “Vallejo’s Evolving Art Community”,Listen and Be Heard,  October 19-25, 2005.
  • Takruri, Lubna; “A Glowing Sense of Imagery Times Three”, Guardsman, December 10, 2003, reproduction p. 15
  • The Independent, October, 2002, p. 16A
  • San Francisco Arts Monthly,May 2002,  reproduction p. 12
  • Bannerman, Betsy; “Artistry, Double Vision”, The Noe Valley Voice, April2002, reproduction  p. 21              
  • Curran, Ron; Bangmagazine, May 2001, reproduction  p. 27
  • Artweek, October 2000, reproduction  p. 3

EDUCATION:

  •  2002-2020       Studied with Stanley Goldstein
  • 1991-2000       Selected classes and private workshops in San Francisco. Studied with Rick Rodrigues, Helen Stanley and Bob Gerbracht among others.
  • 1975                Medical Doctor,  University of Hawaii School of Medicine
  • 1969               Masters in Social Work,  Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • 1964                Bachelor of Arts, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

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