My work employs elemental forms, experimenting with perception, patterns, randomness, and natural processes. Inspired by landscapes around the world, I employ various watercolor and acrylic techniques to abstract a place’s complexity | simplicity and explore what it is we see, comprehend, and attach importance to, given the changes constantly transpiring.

Pieces are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad.


Simon Breitbard Fine Arts – San Francisco, California

Heather Gaudio Fine Art – New Canaan, Connecticut

Riverside Studios – Truckee, California

Select Collections and Commissions

Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State

UIHC Project Art Collection, Iowa City, Iowa

MD Anderson Collection, Houston, Texas

Viceroy L’Ermitage, Beverly Hills, California

Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, Colorado

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe, California

Charles Schwab, San Francisco, California



Jones Snowboards


2013 Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award Recipient

2006 SECA Award nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

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