About

Bio

I’m a freelance artist living in the Bay Area of Northern California. I’m originally from Southern California, and still reside there part-time throughout the year, but I’ve lived in San Francisco for most of my adult life and call it home. I mostly work in oils and acrylics, but also work in pen and ink, pencil, watercolor and mixed media.

I’ve many and various interests in the artistic realm, mostly Illustration, Graphic novels and alternative comics, modern lowbrow and pop art, contemporary art, Children’s book illustration, Vintage hand painted signage, Googie Architecture and post modern style, Neon art, and signage.

I have created and shared my art consistently from around 2003 onwards, starting with Art Span SF’s Open studios, joining San Francisco’s Cooperative art gallery and art incubator, City Art Gallery in 2004 and staying active till 2012, from there showing regularly at local coffee houses, alternative art spaces, art fairs, art gift boutiques, Alternative press (comic book) expo, and holiday maker fairs. In recent years I’ve been working on private commissions, and gathering plans for new projects.

I’ve studied art history, Illustration and Graphic Communications at Pasadena City College, Folk House School in Bristol, UK, City College San Francisco, and San Francisco Academy of Art.

I accept commissions for paintings illustrations, murals or posters. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Selected Exhibitions

2017

The Back House Gallery@ Heebe Jeebe, Petaluma, 2017 The Glitter Show, Group show
SF Open Studios Exhibitor 2017

2016

Jackalope Art Fair, Pasadena, Spring
East Bay Open Studios, Creative Framing Gallery

2015

The Back House Gallery@ HeebeJeebe, Petaluma, Two man show with Richard Benbrook “A Peaceable Kingdom”
Glama-Rama Gallery and Hair Salon, Oakland, Solo Show, “Magic Destination"

2013

City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2012

Starseed, San Francisco

2011

Remedy Emeryville, Solo Show
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2010

Galleria Tempest, Sacramento – Solo Artist show
Rabbit Ears Shop and Gallery, Solo Show
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2009

Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, Solo Show “Bunilicous”
Sunset Art walk
Remedy, Emeryville, Solo Show
Space Gallery, San Francisco
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2008

Urban Color, San Francisco
Marin Babes and Baby’s Show
Sausalito Art walk
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2007

Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA, Group show “Funny Papers”
Rick and Ann’s Restaurant, Solo artist for four months
Jan Christesen Gallery Rockridge
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2006

Sierra Oaks Holdiay Art Boutique, Sacramento,
Boomerang Gallery @ Heebee Jeebe, Petaluma, Solo Show “The days of Wine and Chickens”
Playland not at the Beach, Beach Boardwalk Show
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2005

Artist Exchange, San Francisco
City Art Gallery, San Francisco
Hermosa Gallery, Rockridge
SF Open Studios
City Art Gallery, San Francisco

2004

Pick Flower Gallery St. Louis; Solo Show
City Art Gallery, San Francisco
Alternative Press Exposition, San Francisco
SF Open Studios Exhibitor
Alternative Press Exposition, San Francisco


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