About Me:

 

I grew up in the Bay Area and Sacramento, raised to prioritized curiosity, hard work, and a love of nature. My journey has allowed me to live on California’s Central Coast, Southern Humboldt County, Barcelona, New York, and Colorado. 
 

More recently, I accepted a position teaching art at Las Positas College, in Livermore, CA. This led to the newest adventure as a husband and father. 
 

When I’m not teaching or in the studio, I’m generally exploring the outdoors of Northern California. 

Oil Paintings:

My newest work is an extension of my relationship with the wilderness. I’m a nature worshiper, an explorer of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and a celebrant of sublime and pastoral experiences with the outdoors. 

Other works included on this site are less focused on one theme.

 

Formations: 

I am interested in the dualities I see shaping the grand dance of the universe: tragedy and beauty, chaos and order, destruction and creation. The paintings I make are enigmatic meditations on impermanence and the sublime. My work is heavily influenced by my love of spending time surrounded by mountains, staring at the stars, and considering the epic of what has come before and the potential for the future. 

 

The notion of impermanence, championed by Buddhists, is also a theme in my work. In comparison to rocks or mountains our time here on Earth is minute; yet everything is in a state of change, including geology. In our lifetimes a mountain, or boulder, or rock, or star may not appear to be changing at all. But everything is in a state of flux, being altered by the stresses and influences of what is near and the physics of our reality.

Photo Credit: Maria Teicher

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