Artist Statement

"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. "

September 26, 2010

De Saisset Museum

In a couple of days, Adam and I are headed back to SF to see Alex Kanevskys show at Dolby Chadwick, and also to swing by this landscape show that I am a part of. The Saisset Museum in Santa Clara chose a piece of mine to exhibit in their landscape show, so hopefully we will make it there in time

de Saisset

LandsCApes: Glimpses of Everyday California

October 2 - December 5, 2010 and

January 15 - January 28, 2011


We live in a fast-paced world where cell phones, email, Wi-Fi, and Twitter keep us constantly connected. We frequently rush through our days, focused on the tasks at hand or the desire to reach our final destination. Although we see the world around us, we often forget to really look—to notice subtle shifts in the seasons or the way new development alters a landscape. The artists in this exhibition dare to slow down, to examine their surroundings, and to give shape to the sites of everyday California.

LandsCApes: Glimpses of Everyday California assembles a diverse group of artists, who work in a variety of mediums, ranging from painting and sculpture to prints and photography. Together, the pieces in this exhibition present a multi-faceted view of California. Through the eyes of these artists, landscape becomes much more than pristine wilderness; it includes industrial sites, city views, seascapes, congested highways, and endless stretches of farmland. The works depict California's landscape as the embodiment of awe and wonder—untouched nature at its best; a product of inevitability—the forward march of growth and progress; and sometimes a site of conflict—the collision between humans and nature.

The images in this show reveal glimpses of the everyday. The artists use real sites as inspiration, often venturing no further than a short drive from home. And, in the process they call attention to the landsCApes we sometimes fail to notice.

Artists in this exhibition include Todd Hido, Yvonne Jacquette, Chelsea James, Richard Misrach, Ryan Reynolds, and Chris Sicat among others.