"I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors since I was very young. I started as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began hand painting on my Cibachrome prints over 30 years ago. Before Photoshop I found a way to express a new magical reality with the vivid colors I saturated into my photos.
Now I scan my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints and my library of 35mm Kodachrome color transparencies taken over the last 45 years, and I paint, collage and enhance them with Photoshop, creating my own idyllic world!
I produce archival museum quality chromogenic prints, archival glossy canvas artworks, and my favorite new digital medium: archival printing on aluminum.
My art has been shown worldwide in many solo exhibitions including: Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA; Laguna Art Museum, CA; Petersen Automotive Museum, LA, CA; LA County Natural History Museum, CA; Monterey Museum of Art, CA; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC, NY; L’Image Gallery, Rome, Italy; Louis Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; Wall Space, Santa Barbara, CA.
I have also been included in countless group exhibits and Art Fairs around the world over the last 30 years, and collected by museums, foundations, corporations and individuals worldwide. Numerous magazine articles, magazine and book covers, two museum exhibition catalogues and two books have been published of my art, Garden Tales and Car Tales.
Recently I have had the honor of being able to install my art in many wonderful n public spaces on exhibit for 10 years:
In 2013 I installed more than 70 large art works at the UCLA Law Library and UCLA Anderson School of Management, including a 5'x10' piece. I also installed an exhibit of my “Joy Rides” series printed on aluminum at the Car Museum in Oxnard CA.
In 2014 I installed 20 new large artworks printed on aluminum at the UCSB Gervirtz Graduate School of Education.
In 2015 I created the First Vertical Art Gallery at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: I got a drab 8 story stairway freshly painted bright white, it had good lighting & I filled it with my large artworks bright white, This is about encouraging people to make a healthy choice and use the stairs instead of the elevators, and of course being drawn into the stairwell by my exciting art exhibit!
In 2016 I just installed 15 more large artworks at the UCLA Young Graduate Library, in a huge first floor study hall!"