|O-059 A Kiss graphite 16x20 $425|
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from San Jose State University with a concentration in Design. Following college I worked as a free-lance illustrator which allowed me to segue into a job with Lockheed. While at Lockheed I worked as a Cartoonist and Technical Illustrator. Europe called and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work in England but had, by then, moved into the Technical Field of Computers. Art was never out of my thoughts and I dabbled in textiles and ceramics as a hobby.
|O-058 Egg Head graphite 14x18 $375|
In 2011 I retired and relocated from the Bay Area to the Sierra Foothills. I jumped back into the art world by taking drawing classes at a local gallery. The focus in my drawing class was portraiture.
I enjoyed portraiture but there seemed to be something missing for me. Graphite is so soothing to work with and to view but my cartooning background took over. I enjoyed skewing the reality with the quirkiness, the gray tones with the vibrant colors, and taking advantage of illustrating the abundant wildlife of the Sierras.