Representation:_________________________________________________Dezart One Gallery2688 CHEROKEE WAY, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264T: 760-328-1440E-MAIL: INFO@DEZARTONEGALLERY.COM_________________________________________________SOHO MYRIAD 1250 Menlo Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30318 (404) 351-5656 phone _________________________________________________ Artist Statement:I love color and the wonderful array of emotions that just a few pigments can bring to life. The colors, textures, and techniques that I use in my paintings most often come about as my curiosity runs loose while I experiment in my studio. I work purely on instinct and trust as I interact with the changes taking place on the canvas. Seldom is a painting completed without several what ifs and why nots. Many of my favorite results include the happy accidents that unexpectedly occur. I would like the viewer to have the same sense of excitement and wonder as they contemplate my finished work.While searching for a way to regain my health after years of near-constant migraine pain, I discovered that the more time I spent with art, the fewer headaches I had. Realizing the positive changes that art was having on my life, I soon decided to become a full-time working artist. That decision was the starting point to many synchronicities that occurred, all leading me to take Joseph Campbells advice and follow my bliss into the art world. With a degree in Mathematics and a career in computer programming, becoming an artist was not something I had ever considered. But as time goes by, I see that working abstractly, continually searching for the simplest form and finding truth are all fundamental elements in both Mathematics and Art. But Art can truly steal your heart.C V & BioUpcoming EventsCome Together Auction November, 2006 - Dezart One Gallery - "Small Works" - Palm Springs, CANovember, 2006 - Neshoba Unitarian Church Auction - Cordova, TN January 2007 - Dezart One Gallery - Group Show, Palm Springs, CA January 2007 - St George's Art Show, Collierville, TNMarch 2007 - 3rd Annual Brooks League Designer and Artist Showcase, Memphis, TNJune 2007 - Dezart One Gallery - Group Show, Palm Springs, CACurriculum Vitae October 2006 - Subsidium's Carrousel of Shoppes Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis TNOctober 2006 Vesta Home Show - Jackie Glisson, Designer, Memphis TN October 2006 Memphis Germantown Art League Fall Juried Exhibition, Juror Paul Edelstein, Collierville City Hall, Collierville TN "Still Waters" and "Surface Tension" were accepted. "Still Waters" won award for "Best Use of Texture".October 2006 - St George's Mini Art Show - Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis TNOctober 2006 - Subsidium's Carrousel of Shoppes Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis TNApril 2006 - Memphis Playhouse on the Square Annual Art Auction, Memphis, TNMarch 10 - April 23, 2006 - Dezart One Gallery - Group Show, Palm Springs, CAMarch 2006 - 2nd Annual Brooks League Designer and Artist Showcase, Memphis, TNMarch 2006 - Exchange Club Silent Auction, Memphis TNJanuary 2006 - St George's Art ShowJanuary 2006 Solo exhibition at West Clinic, Wings Gallery, Memphis, TN; Donated "Warmth " to the permanent collection in honor of my friendDecember 2005 Solo exhibition at Neshoba Church, Cordova, October 2005 - Memphis Germantown Art League Fall Show August 2005 - Memphis Germantown Art League Schering Plough Show June 2005 - Suhae Art Gallery, Fort Lee, NJ Three Artist ExhibitionMay 2005 - Memphis Germantown Art League National Juried Show, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown TNApril 2005 Memphis Playhouse on the Square Art Annual Art Auction, Memphis, TNMarch 2005 Brooks Museum League Designer and Artist Showcase, Memphis, TNMarch 2005 - Artists Link Group Show at Amro Music, Memphis, TNMarch 2005 Memphis Germantown Art League Juried Spring Show at Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TNMarch 2005 Artist Link Group Show at the Tunica Museum, Tunica, MSMarch 2005 GHSTV Auction, Germantown, TNJanuary 2005 Solo exhibition at Neshoba Church, Cordova, TNNovember 2004 Best of Show, MGAL Fall Show, City Hall, Collierville, TNNovember 2004 WKNO Art Auction, Memphis, TNNovember 2004 - Neshoba Church Auction, Cordova, TNOtherBorn 1958, Medina TNGraduated from University of Tennessee BS Mathematics and Computer ScienceBegan painting as a way to relieve migraine headaches. Primarily self taught through experimentation, with additional instruction from a few local workshops.