"BIRD SONGS", oil on canvas, 24" X 24", 2018



These paintings are Frankensteins. Bits and pieces of images I find and stitch together to have a new life. Often the new incarnations are personifications of abstract ideas, like vulnerability, defiance and what it means to be human. Bones, birds, weather, things we keep, things we throw away, the fragility of life and the beauty in common objects.

My recent paintings are focused on the circus. They are narratives of animals in training, innocent, dignified yet fragile. Animals offer human beings a unique reflection of their condition. They are metaphors for how our lives are molded, an examination of what we think balance is and going to great extents to maintain it including self sacrifice and denial.

BORN: Santa Monica, CA


1994 M.F.A. California State University, Long Beach

  • 2017 Introspective, Sue Greenwood, CA
  • 2015 Balancing Acts, Sue Greenwood, CA
  • 2013 Autumn Exhibition, Sue Greenwood, CA
  • 2010 Uncommon Occurrences, Sue Greenwood, CA
  • 2008 Secrets, Sacrifices, Souvenirs, Sue Greenwood, CA
  • 2007 Reliquaries, Sue Greenwood Gallery,CA
  • 2006 Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2005 Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 1997 Recent Paintings, Terry Brand Gallery, S.A., CA
  • 1989 New Paintings, Madrona Gallery, San Pedro, CA
  • 1987 Swimming Pools at Night, Whittier College, CA
  • 1986 Hunsaker Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1981 Stage One Gallery, Orange, CA, review: Artweek
  • 2018

  • Observations and Perceptions, Santa Ana College, CA
  • Fish out of Water, Coastline Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2016
  • Cabinet of Curiosities, Cannon Art Gallery, CA
  • Celebrate Art, Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Birdie, Coastline Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2014
  • International Art Exhibition, Youngin Fine Art, Korea
  • Exchange show, Muckenthaler Art Museum, CA
  • 2013
  • Legends, Fullerton College, Fullerton
  • Marriage Equality, Art With an Agenda, CA
  • 2012
  • Auction 2012, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA
  • Horizons, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
  • 2011
  • Not What It Appears, Saddleback College, CA
  • Speak For the Trees, Orange Coast College, CA
  • Group Show, Sue Greenwood Gallery, CA
  • 2009
  • Palette to Palette, Laguna Beach Museum of Art,
  • 2008
  • Couples Show, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA
  • Eight Alumni, CSUF, Fullerton, CA
  • PS Gallery, Columbia, MO
  • 2007
  • Sue Greenwood,Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • OSCENE, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA
  • 2005
  • Chapman College
  • 2004
  • Pacific Art Foundation, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2003
  • Greenwood/Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach
  • When Women Dream, Square Blue, NB, CA
  • 2002
  • Art Heals, Art Works, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA
  • Square Blue, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2000
  • Sassy Sexy Sweet Sordid Surreal, Jan Baum Gallery, L.A., CA
  • 2012 Orange Coast Magazine, The Best of 2012
  • 2010 Santa Monica Review, front cover, Fall
  • Coast magazine, Vol19, issue #12
  • 2008 American Art Collector #34
  • American Art Collector #37
  • 2007 Art Scene
  • 1999 Santa Monica Review, front cover, spring
  • 1998 The Elephant Ear, front and back cover illustration
  • 1996-2017 Fullerton College, CA
  • The California Art Council,
  • Change Inc. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
  • I am currently represented by Sue Greenwood Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA