As a multi-disciplinary artist and designer, my work emphasizes biophilia, space and place theory, and sustainable design. My experience in design and construction management have instilled integrated methods of conceptualizing commercial, residential, and public space design into human-centered building that is deeply rooted in place.
I hold an MFA in Visual Art from Azusa Pacific University and have exhibited work at George Fox University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Westmont Art Museum (Santa Barbara), Grace College, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Colorado Mesa University, and the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.
My paintings, drawings, and mixed media work can be read like rambling, bohemian stories of place. Familiar objects and figures are layered with regional landscapes and linear drawings of vernacular architecture. Currently, I am exploring ideas about the meaning of home and dislocation. I am interested in the specifics of place and space and how our perceptions of home and locational identities are altered as globalization continues to encourage transience. My process begins outside of the studio by gathering visuals through sketch and photography as well as historic imagery and folklore of the specific area of research. In the studio, I experiment by mixing laterally associated images, frequently combining wry humor with significant or dark experiences from that place. My work is informed by the art of Do Ho Suh, Peter Doig, Kelly McLane, and Laure Prouvost.