How long have you been making art?
All my life. Professionally for about 20 years.
Where do you find inspiration?
Visual inspiration lately comes from commercial art and design but my work is usually about the human experience expressed visually.
Artistic accomplishments you’re proud of?
The hardest thing is to continue making art when it is not highly valued by society, so I am most proud of the fact that I am still making art.
Have your studied art or had training?
San Jose State, LCC, Adam Grosowsky.
Please describe your workspace or studio.
Small basement studio in downtown Eugene, not much but I am grateful for it.
What’s your favorite place to work away from your studio?
Why make art?
Have to, self expression.
What are your tips for someone who wants to make art?
Just do it.
Is there a piece of art that’s had a lasting impact on you?
Whenever I see a figurative work by Philip Guston in person I am deeply moved.
How did you get connected with Moss Hollow Gallery?
John invited me.
What are the media you use in your work?
Acrylic and oil paint.
Is there something exciting that you’re working on currently?
Right now I am trying to get back into a groove after the holidays.
What can followers look for from you in the future?
I hope to be able to express more emotional authenticity.
Do you listen to anything while you work?
Podcasts “I like your work” and “Jealous Curator” are my favs. Music something fast “X” “Black Keys” “The Clash”.
What beverage do you need to start your day?
What would be your superpower if you could choose any one?
Super self confidence.
What would be your superhero name?
Favorite place in Eugene?
My cute house.
Let’s play word association!
Moss Hollow – friendly and warm
Dessert – calming
Oregon – alive
Art – self
Home – cozy
Rain – refreshing
Sun – warm/happy
Community – support
Peace – hope
Love – most important
Solitude – must have for me
Vacation – hard to find