The most important element in anything I create is color and its relationships. I love the interactions of brilliant, vibrant colors. My paintings and graphics are figurative as well as non-representational.
In a contemporary, Naive or Primitive style my figurative work appropriates and juxtaposes imagery and ideas from the American culture. My imagination is stimulated by what I see and hear on the internet as I often let YouTube randomly stream while I paint.
My paintings are sometimes parodies (I love to laugh) depicting scenes that can be suggestive, ambiguous, and disconcerting. Favorite settings for these scenarios are bathrooms, kitchens and hotel rooms. Figures in my paintings are often self-consciously staring out at you the viewer thereby including you in a scenario whose meaning is created in your mind, based upon your unique world/societal perspective.
Since receiving a BA in Art from the University of Hawaii-Hilo, my artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Paris, France; London, England; and is in private collections in 48 states and 16 countries.
Favorite mediums are oil, acrylic, watercolor pencil, and ink.
1997 – March – Pictures at an Exhibition – University of Hawai`i-Hilo, Hilo, HI USA
1997 – December – Goddess Show – Wailoa Center, Wailoa State Park, Hilo, HI USA
1997 – December – Art Off The Wall – East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI USA
1998 – October Coming Out – Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI USA
My first solo show which was at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawaii was called Coming Out. Each painting depicted some type of coming out. My fantasy images were reptilian looking, long before they were part of everyday conversation.
1999 – June One Step Beyond – East Hawai`i Cultural Center Hilo, HI USA
2002 – July – Recent Work – Puna Contemporary Art Center, Pahoa, HI USA
2006 – June – Recent Work – L’Autre Cercle, Paris, France
2006 – July – Us on the US – ABC Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 – Journeys and Transportation – Art With A Heart, London, England UK
2018 – June – We The People – m. Romero Gallery, Denver, CO USA
2018 – July – Denver State of Mind – m. Romero Gallery, Denver, CO USA
2018 – August – Amuse Yeux – Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO