I am inspired and influenced by visual opposites: the clean lines of mid-century design and rough tribal art, hard-edged geometric textiles and raw and primitive gestural marks. And while I’m not religious, also in the mix is this attraction to two-dimensional icons and occult symbols, rustic chapels, and altars. I work to achieve a satisfying union of these visual influences with the end goal an amalgamation that makes sense and lands quiet.

I begin most of my paintings with asemic writing that describes a thought, question or prayer, then map the scrawls and loopy line work with color and hardedge shapes. The multilayered process could take three days or 6 months or more to finish. I see the final composition as a cipher for the soul. In a lot of my paintings there are large areas of dark or white leaving room for uncertainty, contemplation, the endless pull of paradox.


I've been living and making art in Denver, Colorado since 1999. My first paintings were made on thick shards of glass from a shattered pastry case--the glass “canvas” my first teacher as it allowed for extensive experimentation. I transitioned to working on vintage windows and other found surfaces such as lumber scraps and boards from discarded art crates. I really like the dialog inherent in the materials that have served a purpose and are already marked up.

I finally “graduated” to painting on stretched canvas in the last few years after working closely with an inspiring interior designer. Before painting, I sewed hats and record bags made from upholstery remnants for local DJs. As a young child I was fascinated by my grandmother's quilt making--an obvious influence with the joining of hard-edged shapes and a rhythmic use of color. There’s part of me that is quite math-minded and so I find myself over and over again in the impetus to organize and understand the obscure that I hope forever eludes me.


Amsterdam Kimpton - Reproductions selected for "Corridors" project
Artwork Network - "Entice" Group Show, Denver, CO
Denver Designer Show House, Denver, CO
Artwork for Guest Apartment designed by Carolyn Morris
Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio
Space Gallery - 11 Year Retrospective Group Show, Denver, CO
BANG! - The Beyond is Nearest at Hand*, Denver, CO
Rebel Salon - Holding it Together *, Denver, CO
Fashion Denver - My Crooked House*, Denver, CO
Metropolis - Small Symmetries*, Denver, CO
BANG! - Return to Truth*, Denver, CO
Denver CORE - group show, Denver, CO
Carol Mier Fashion - Untitled*, Denver, CO
Metropolis - Balancing Act*, Denver, CO
VAIN - Gather, Assemble, Nest, Depart*, Denver, CO
Cafe Karma - Untitled*, Denver, CO
BANG! - Precarious Balances *, Denver, CO
Mario’s Double Daughter - Afloat*, Denver, CO
VAIN - Fancy, Wavy, Golden*, Denver, CO
New Denver Civic Theater Gallery - Light & Milky*, Denver, CO
CORE - The Abstract Show (Juried Show), Denver, CO
Hairspray - Songs in the Ether*, Denver, CO
Space Gallery - Aiming for the Seam, Denver, CO
Revoluciones Collective Art Space - Head Rest, Denver, CO
Rattlebrain Theater Gallery - Acts of Devotion*, Denver, CO
Forest Room 5 - Jazz Licks, Denver, CO
Chance Operations Gallery - (Group Show), Denver, CO
Rattlebrain Theater Gallery - Moon’s Jest*, Denver, CO
Space Gallery - Strung up after the Circus, Denver, CO
23rd Avenue Sculpture Gallery - Group Show, Denver, CO
Arts on Vine - New Visions Through Old Windows*, Denver, CO
Soulsciety Collective Art Space - Group Show, Denver, CO
Revoluciones Collective Art Space - Group Show, Denver, CO

2002 - Hugo Anderson Studio
2001 - Art Students League
1998 – BA University of Colorado, Denver

PUBLICATIONS (Print & Online)
Luxe Interiors (2016)
Luxe Interiors (2013)

Behance (2012)
SharksEatMeat (2012)
ZeroMile (2010)
Image Magazine (2008)

Numerous commissions for private clients
Art for reception area for VAIN Salon
Stage Art for RAttlebrain Theater production
Art for interior at BANG Restaurant

AWARD 2004
Best Glass Stain Window – Jergen Industries

2014-Present - Stanley British Primary School - Classroom coordinator for art project for annual auction
Bromwell Elementary School – Art room volunteer
Denver Cooperative Preschool – Donated supplies and worked with children to create over 50 collages on board
St. Louis Catholic School – Worked with students to paint church windows for school auction

Lenah Deney Silent Auction, PBS, Lukemia / Lymphoma, PACE (senior support network), Denver Cooperative Preschool, Habitat for Humanity, ArtReach Denver, Bromwell Elementary