Portfolio Category - LCEA 2013
I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors
since I was very young. I began as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began painting on individual photographic
prints over thirty years ago. I hand painted vivid colors on my Cibachrome prints, creating a wonderful new reality. Now I scan my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints, enhance them with Photoshop and produce limited edition archival ink-jet prints.
“Color is luscious to me. It’s a luxury to be able to fill my life with color. Color is energy; it evokes emotion and feelings. It’s the other side of intellectual, and it makes you feel good—it really does pick
you up, and it makes you smile.”
I have been shown worldwide in many solo exhibitions including:
Butler Institute of American Art; Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA; Laguna Art Museum. CA; Petersen Automotive Museum, LA, CA;
LA County Museum of Natural History, CA; Monterey Museum of Art, CA; Louis Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City; L’Image Gallery, Rome, Italy.
I have been included in many group exhibits over the last 30 years,
and collected by museums, foundations, corporations and individuals worldwide. Many magazine articles and covers, two museum exhibition catalogues and two books have been published of my art, Garden Tales and Car Tales.
I am proud to announce that I have just installed 65 large art works in two important venues at UCLA, on exhibit for the next ten years.