The most important element in anything I create is color and its relationships. I love the interaction of brilliant, vibrant color. My paintings and graphics are figurative as well as non-representational.
In a contemporary, Pop Art 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.
My paintings are sometimes parodies (I love to laugh) depicting scenes that can be suggestive, ambiguous, or disconcerting. As with most things, the viewer creates the meaning based upon their 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 45 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
1997 – December – Goddess Show – Wailoa Center, Wailoa State Park, Hilo, HI
1997 – December – Art Off The Wall – East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
1998 – October Coming Out – Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI
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
2002 – July – Recent Work – Puna Contemporary Art Center, Pahoa, HIR
2006 – June – Recent Work – L’Autre Cercle, Paris, France
2006 – July – Us on the US – ABC Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 – June – We The People – m. Romero Gallery, Denver, CO
2018 – July – Denver State of Mind – m. Romero Gallery, Denver, CO
2018 – August – Amuse Yeux – Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO