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About

Welcome to my ART & creations!

This Web site is the first of three Projects for my Retrospective Art Show. I am also publishing a book of my work, and hosting a curated Show of my work at a space somewhere in Portland, Oregon. That show will be at the end of 2019 or the first part of 2020. Together, these three projects are intended to show my creative work from over the past forty-seven years.

 BACKGROUND

I was born in Southern California, attended high school and college there, and first taught at Whittier High School beginning January of 1968. Over a period of time I moved north, to Petaluma, California, and then to Portland, Oregon in 1995.

My goal has been to be an educator, not an artist, though I do have majors in both Art and English. With teaching, there was not much time left for art, and I did not have to sell my art to support my family. NOW…all of my art IS For Sale.

I worked in public education (high school Art and English teacher, Swim coach, school administrator, consultant, and grant writer) for over forty years. My creative art work represents the result of my curiosity about just how I can create…carve in wood, paint, create prints, make jewelry, mainly to expand my understanding of creativity and aesthetics, and to explore how I can actually make visual what I “see” in my brain.

I look forward to your thoughts and feedback about my ART! Thank you!