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BIOGRAPHY

A reflection of my experiences and life adventures I generally use my own photo reference to complete my work. Spending as much time as I can outdoors with nature. Traveling to my favorite scenic spots I gather reference and inspiration in an effort to communicate my love and excitement for nature in hopes of inspiring others.

A portion of everything I sell goes directly to a few carefully chosen charities supporting wildlife conservation as well as rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary. I also donate original art for auction or resale to help support the same causes.

Beginning in 2009 I have exhibited in numerous group and solo shows all over Arizona. During my years as a professional artist I have garnered numerous awards and have had my works added to private collections all over Arizona.

In 2010 my work was included in North Light Books, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing. In 2016 I had work included in North Light Books, Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks.

I have resided in Tucson, Arizona since 1976 and consider the desert my home. I am passionate about the Sonoran Desert flora, fauna and rustic architecture as well as the rich spiritual history of the Hispanic and Indian cultures. Passionately drawn to rustic details and little nuances most people overlook from day to day. I strive to capture those details, which inspired me to draw them in the first place. Hopefully drawing in and inspiring observers to look just a little bit longer and deeper at the beauty the Desert Southwest has to offer.

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ARTIST RESUME
Born August 29, 1964- Kittery, Maine

EDUCATION
• AA 2004 Graphic Design, Pima Community College- Graduated with high honors
• 2004 – 2008 Pima Community College – Watercolor 1, 2, 3, The Business of Art 1
• 2004 – 2008 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute – Drawing 2, 3 – Colored Pencil 1,2,3,4 – Portraits in oil

SHOWS  •  HONORS  •  AWARDS

• 2017 – “Honor: Life & Death” won a second place ribbon in the National Arts Program at the University of Arizona

• 2017 – “Jimmy” won a Best of Show ribbon in the National Arts Program at the University of Arizona

• 2017 – “Silent Stare” won a second place ribbon in the National Arts Program at the University of Arizona

• 2016 – “Horse with no Name” was included in North Light Books, Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks

•2016 – #42 La Calavera” was included in the Galería Senita juried art show – Loteria de Tucson – 54 Artists Interpret the Loteria

2014 – Featured in an Artist Interview with Online Arts Journal “Sonoran Arts Network”

2014 – “Robin’s Nest” & “Red Tail Hawk” were accepted into the Raices Taller  juried fine art exhibition Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres for April/May

• 2014 – Group show “ A family Affair” – Juried in to Agua Caliente Ranch House Gallery for Jan 2014.

2013 – “The Offering” & “ Graveside Vigil” were accepted in the Tohono Chul juried fine art exhibition Dia De Los Muertos. Both pieces sold!.

2013 – “Soul Shine” & “ Flor De Muerto” were accepted in the Raices Taller  juried fine art exhibition Dia De Los Muertos.

2013 – “Mission San Xavier Del Bac” & “ Prickly Pear Bloom” were accepted in the Tucson International Airport juried fine art exhibition “Prickly Pear Bloom” won 1st place.

• 2013 – “Pygmy Owl” was accepted into Raices Taller juried fine art exhibition Lluvia de Vida (Monsoon) for June/ July

• 2013 – ” Prickley Pear Bloom” & “Mission San Xavier Del Bac” were accepted into the Tucson International Airport juried fine art exhibition Desert Southwest for June/October “Prickley Pear Bloom” was awarded a First Place Ribbon

• 2013 – “King” was accepted into the Raices Taller  juried fine art exhibition Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres for April/May

• 2013 – “Pygmy Owl” & Horse With No Name” were accepted into the University of Arizona’s, National Arts Program exhibition for March/April

• 2013 – “Whisper” was accepted into Old Pueblo Grill’s  fine art exhibition for July/October

2012 – “Horse With No Name” & “ King” were accepted in the Tohono Chul juried fine art exhibition Horse Country: Horses in the Southwest.

2012 – Group show “ Like Mother Like Daughter” – Juried in to Agua Caliente Ranch House Gallery for Aug/Sept 2012.

2011 – “Out on a Limb” & “ Playtime” were accepted in the Tohono Chul juried fine art show “Hummingbirds”

2010 – “Horse with no Name” was included in North Light Books, Strokes of Genius 3: the Best of Drawing

2009 – Won the contest “Draw Harley Brown’s Last Photo”. “Harleys Lighthouse” was published in the Aug/Sept, #68 issue of International Artists Magazine.

2009 – “Prickly Pear Bloom” was accepted in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum juried fine art show  “a Closer Look at Cactus & Succulents”

2009 – Glendale Arts Council, 46th Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition • Awarded 1st place ribbon for “Pygmy Owl”- Pencil / Ink category • Awarded 2nd place ribbon for “ Horse with no Name” – Pencil / Ink category

2007 – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute: • Invited to hang a drawing in a traveling show at the Tucson International Airport Gallery. • Requested use of a drawing on post cards, newsletter, and signage to represent an artist’s exhibition • Requested use of several drawings in several publications, including catalogs and  newsletters.

2003 – Pima County Fair Fine Arts: • Awarded best of category ribbon – Pencil • Awarded 1st place ribbon – pencil • Awarded 2nd place ribbon – pencil

EMPLOYMENT

• 2012 University of Arizona – Graphic Designer @ Facilities Management Sign Shop