“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery in hopes to awaken the senses. Mystery is a part of life where not everything is easily explainable.
I begin each painting with a journey into the unknown, where getting lost becomes the answer to which direction to take. I find the moment I’m lost is when I really discover the enjoyment of painting and who I am. I start by making corrections with colors and shapes, adding and subtracting abbreviated images and embracing mistakes. It is during this process that I get glimpses of what I’m looking for and discoveries are made. The end result of the painting is an abstract expression of that particular idea or image that is felt and reaches beyond reality.”
Born – Seattle, Washington, 1950
Burnley School of Professional Art, Seattle, 1969-72
William Cumming, – painters Northwest School of Artists – 1969-72
Joesph Bohler – Watercolorist – studied with – 1985
Sergei Bongart – Russian painter – studied with – 1986
David A. Leffel – Painter, Art Student League, NY – studied with – 1987
SELECT SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS, AND AWARDS
Gallery Select, Seattle, Wa.
N.W. Watercolorist Society, Bellevue, Wa. (Award)
Spokane Art Show, Spokane, Wa. (Best of Show 1988)
Snowbird Gallery, Snowbird, Ut.
C.M. Russell Art Show, Great Falls, Mt. – Exhibition. Auction & Awards 1985 through 2011
Hole In The Wall Gallery, Ennis, Mt
Center Street Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wy.
Third Canyon Gallery, Denver, Co.
Martin Harris Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wy.
Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
Badner Melnick Gallery, Vail, Co.
Burnt Purple Fine Art, Bozeman, Mt.
Eye Of The Lizard, Vero Beach, FL.
Mary Anthony Gallery, NYC
Locati Architects, Bozeman, MT.
New York Art Expo, NYC. – 1997
L.A. Art Expo, Los Angeles, Ca. – 1998
Concetta D. Gallery, Albuquerque, N.M.
Montana Trails Gallery, Bozeman, MT.
Contemporary Fine Arts, Vail, Co.
Joe Wade Fine Arts, Santa Fe, N.M.
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT (Auction)2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005, 2006
Bjorge Gallery, Big Fork, MT
Mountain West Contemporary Art Auction, Gallatin Gateway, MT (Auction) 2003
Visions West Gallery, Livingston, Denver, & Bozeman, MT
Yellowstone Art Museum Auction 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, WY- An Evening with Rocky Hawkins
Warriors Work Gallery, Hill City, SD
Museum Of the Rockies Bozeman, MT – 2006 – 2007
Planet Bronze – invitational group show – 2006
CM Russell Auction 2007 – Auction – quick draw artist
Santa Fe Art Auction – 2007
Visions West Gallery – Bozeman – Pow Wow Highway Art Show 2008
Smith Exhibition – Roslyn, WA – Shape Changers Show 2009
Mountain Trails Gallery – Jackson, WY – 2009 slide show & Art Demonstration
Visions West Denver – Howl – group show NRDC Wolf Preservation –2010
The Russell: The Sale To Benefit The Museum- Art In Action 2010
Altamira Fine Art – Solo Exhibition – Jackson, WY – “Lost At Last” July 2010
Vital Ground – Presentation – Deer Valley, Utah 2010
Altamira Fine Art – Solo Show – Jackson, WY – “Bending The Bow” February 2012
PUBLICATIONS – CREDITS
Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman MT – Slide Presentation & Lecture – 1998
Big Sky Journal – Illustration – 1994
International Fine Art Collector – Article 1992
“Bird with a Broken Wing” – Book cover – 1993
US Art – feature article – August 1999
Cowboys and Indians – photo & caption 2000
Northwest Artisans – feature article – winter issue 2002
Southwest Art – article – 2001
Various Newspaper articles – 1990 – 2010
“He Sees Her” – Book cover – 1995
Limited edition posters – 1990 – 1994
Iris Prints – 1997
Limited Edition Giclee Prints – 2002 – present
Big Sky Journal – feature article and cover story Arts Issue 2008
Southwest Art – feature article 2010
Western Art Collector – feature article 2010
Western Art & Architecture – feature article 2010
Western Art Collector – article 2012
“Bending The Bow’ – Book – 2012
“Artist Journey” – Film – 2012
Museum of Native American Art, Spokane, Wa.
David & Connie Clapp, N.Y.
Keilty Collection American Express, CT.
Kevin Costner, CA.
Dr. William & Pat Baxley, AL.
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lippon, AZ. MT.
Dr. Jim Watson, WA.
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Collins, Sun Valley, ID.
Dr. P. LaHaie, MT.
Bruce Erickson, American Banks, MT.
Locati Architects, MT.
Larson Juhl Corporation, GA.
Sam & Sherry Scott, MT.
Nicole & Jeb Todd, MT.
Load Media Network,CA.
Peter & Barbara Brinkley, N.Y.C.
Sun Ranch – Roger & Cindy Lang, MT. CA.
Meredith Corporation, Iowa, (Better Homes & Gardens ect.)
Vital Ground – Doug & Lynn Seus – Park City, UT
Jack Grundhofer, CEO US Bank, Livingston, MT and Palm Desert, CA
Kendrick and Linda Wilson, VP Goldman Sachs Livingston, MT and New York
George and Carin Phillips Buffalo, NY
Patrick and Shelley Gilligan, Livingston and San Francisco
David and Courtney Gamble, Whitefish and Livingston
Lance Gearing Carmel, Ca and Livingston, MT
Tom Bedell, Chairman Pure Fishing
Fred Rowan, III CEO Carter’s Clothing Atlanta, GA