Phone: 970-229-9951




I'm an "Emerging Artist" working in the front range of Colorado. My original artwork is available at Outnumbered gallery in Littleton, CO; Doug's Hang Up gallery in Greeley, CO; or directly from my studio. "Print to Order" items are available through, and

 Recent Exhibits and Recognition



Recent Exhibitions & Recognition

Notes/Awards (if applicable)

Downtown Artery "Support Local Cuylture"  show January, 2017


Littleton Museum 51st annual "Own an Original"  show November, 2016 - January, 2017


Aurora History Museum "Gateway to the Rockies" exhibit October, 2016


Spark Gallery "Associates Show"


Thompson Valley Art League "Regional Fine Art Show"  June, 2016


Sangre De Cristo Arts Center "Representing the West" Exhibit; January - May, 2016

Annual juried show of works from throughout the western United States

Impasto Gallery "New Beginnings"  National Exhibit; February - March, 2016


St. John the Baptist Parish Hall "Eldon Ward - Paintings and Prints"; October - November, 2015

Solo Show in Glendale, AZ

AANC "Fall Into Art"; October, 2015


Spark Gallery "Mid-Summer Open"; July, 2015


AANC "Spring on-line National Exhibit" ; April, 2015

Honorable Mention for "Sisters at Tahoe"

Sangre De Cristo Arts Center "Representing the West" Exhibit; February - March, 2015


Spark Gallery "Associate Members' Show"; February - March, 2015

An annual show at a long-time gallery  in Denver's Santa Fe Arts District

Lincoln Center "Incite Insight" exhibit; Nov - Dec, 2014

A highly acclaimed national show of contemporary artworks.

Littleton Museum 49th annual "Own an Original" show; Nov, 2014 - Jan, 2015


AANC "Inaugural on-line National Exhibit" ; October, 2014

Honorable Mention for "Altered State Flower: CO"

Littleton Museum "Own an Original - Best of Show" solo exhibit; Sept - Oct, 2014

Invited by the Littleton Museum: a one-artist show in the museum's main gallery.

Fort Collins MOA "Artists' Eye on History Exhibit" July - September, 2014

An invitational show of Fort Collins artists celebrating the city's 150th year.

Gallery Bleu "Woman in Black: Paintings in Bleu" two artist show; June - July, 2014


Littleton Museum 48th annual "Own an Original" show; Nov - Dec, 2013

Best of Show  for "Winery Afternoon"

Lone Tree annual "Art Exhibition and Sale" ; Nov - Dec, 2013


AANC's "Summer Vacation" show; July, 2013

1st Place (Top Award) for "Amalfi Coast" Honorable Mention for "Bigger Banana Split" and "Bigger Parfait"

AANC "Celebration of Color" show; May, 2013

2nd Place for "South Beach"

Fort Collins MOA "Masks"  exhibit; April - May, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016

Annual fund-raiser for the Museum of Art

Greeley Art Association "Art From The Heart" show; March, 2013

2nd Place for "Ho2 No2"

AANC "Big Art" show; January, 2013





 I am primarily focused on creating large scale, multi-piece wall mounted artworks comprising panels and ancillary parts I fabricate from recycled materials; primarily salvaged hollow-core doors. This keeps the doors out of the landfill (at least for a while), and these materials work well for the hard-edged approach I like to use. Also, I like the idea of windows and doors conveying us - visually or physically - between the security of a familiar space to the less certain world beyond. My works often consider the interplay between natural, man-made, and abstract elements. I strive to spark curiosity at a glance, and provoke a longer or repeated viewing. I'm not really concerned with "style" or most traditional studio techniques. I missed the class when they taught that a frame should go on the outside of a painting.



I grew up in rural eastern Colorado in a sod house (really); attended Colorado State University and received a BFA in 1975 I took Civil Engineering and Construction Management courses in addition to the Art curriculum.  I worked as an architectural draftsman; did free lance design/graphic artwork – primarily large scale “supergraphic” murals; designing furniture and hand-carved signs; was a planner for the City of Fort Collins; and a project manager and designer for an architectural/planning firm. I was owner and president of Cityscape Urban Design (planning and landscape architecture) for over 25 years, and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” - for the accomplishments of Cityscape Urban Design - in 1994 by Fort Collins, Inc. I also served on the Boards of Directors of the High Plains Environmental Center, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority, Fort Collins Housing Corporation, and the Fort Collins Economic Development Corporation. I returned to focus full-time on artwork in 2009, and am past Vise President of the Artists’ Association of Northern Colorado.
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