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As a visual artist, my objective is to use this site to present my art to you. Artworks from various periods of my production are presented, combining current works with some from the archive. The blog is where I share information about these works as well as my current activities. On the home page you can navigate from the menu bar using the Portfolio tab to drop-down the sub-menus of Paintings, Prints, Photographs, or access them by rolling over the images; once in a portfolio, click on an image thumbnail to activate a gallery. Links follow the convention, using blue to open a new page directly related to the subject. The Search Bar is set up to take you to art, artists, and places I’ve written about in the various blog posts.

My artworks are found in numerous private and public collections. My undergraduate degree in fine arts is from San Diego State University; I received an M.F.A. from University of California at Santa Barbara. My teaching career at Western Washington University spanned several decades (studio arts courses in printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, including curating and gallery director). I have had residencies and worked independently in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, Italy, and England. For many years my studio was  adjacent to the south Salish Sea near Olympia, Washington. I have recently returned to Seattle with my studio near the Olympic Sculpture Park.

You can find more of my photographs in the blog section as they supplement posts; also on Flickr and Instagram.

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