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My paintings are about connections. Connecting in a unique and personal way with a place or an event. I try to convey the essence of a place through color, form and texture. Incorporating pieces of newspapers or other printed materials collected during my travels adds concreteness and a touchable authenticity to the work.

I enjoy intertwining texture and many layers within a painting. It is only when these layers feel completely interwoven and connected, that the painting is complete.

A successful career in Chicago, first as a graphic designer, then as an advertising art director, has given me the opportunity to travel extensively. I’m still stunned by the impact these experiences have had on my perspective of the world. The tremendous modern art in the museums and galleries visited in Spain especially, gave me an overwhelming urge to finally express myself as a painter. The abstract expressionist approach my work takes, greatly influenced by Spanish artists, gives me the freedom to explore an idea on many levels simultaneously.

The modern world allows one to share common interests with a global community in a way not possible in the past. Through my involvement with an internet group that has its common ground in the band The Rolling Stones, I have not only traveled to places I might not have ever thought of going, but while there, have been able to meet people who live in these places and gain a clearer understanding of the world through this personal contact. This connectivity and commonality among people all over the world, is what my paintings celebrate.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 "Modern Paintings" The Berlin, Umaran 19, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

2011 "Modern Paintings" Bobo, The Art of Fine Living, Cuna de Allende 11, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2010 "Modern Paintings" Valcucine Chicago , Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL

2010 "Modern Prints", The Belmont, Chicago, IL

2009 "Urban Style Emporium", 200 E. Delaware, Chicago, IL

2008 "Rubicon" Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 "Continental Drift" galerie, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2013 Galeria Manuel Chacon, Fabrica la Aurora Art & Design Center, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

2012 "RETROSPEKTIVE", galerie, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany

2010 12th Annual Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL

2010 Coalition Gallery, Curated show June 5, Chicago, IL

2008 "Stoppages", Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 "CS.38", Curated Show, Chicago Arts District Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Cutters, Chicago, IL

2005 Soè Cafè, Sawyer, Michigan

Corporate Collections

2010 - Emerald Ventures, Chicago, IL

2005 - Misery Loves Company, Sawyer, Michigan

1999 - 2005 Grey Advertising, New York, NY

1989 - 1994 Leo Burnett, USA, Chicago, IL


May 2005, Crane's Chicago Business

Spring 1998, Art Direction Magazine


Chicago Journal, July 2008

Ruhr-Nachrichten (RN), August 2008

Ruhr-Nachrichten (RN), March 2007

Ruhr Revue, 2Q 2007

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), Friday, March 9, 2007

Thiele Stadtanzeiger, Friday, March 9, 2007

Castroper Altstadt Journal, Saturday, March 3, 2007

Ruhr-Nachrichten (RN), January 2007

Stadtanzeiger Castrop-Rauxel, January 2007

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ), Wednesday, January 17, 2007

2004 - 2006 Digital Bootcamp, Chicago, IL

1997 - 2000 Mac University, Chicago, IL

1990 - 1992 Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL

1985 - 1988 The American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL