I was born in Los Angeles, California, December 7th 1946, Pearl Harbor Day.
Me and Dad long ago.
This is my Resume ... 1978 - 2010
A 32 year compilation of shows and exhibitions, and growing. I'm retired now for 13 months and still waiting to fully actualize it ... :) (Annotated with pictures and thoughts).
SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
2005 - 2010 – on going. Sandstone Art Gallery, Co-op, 2913 2nd Ave North, Billings, Montana. 406.256.5837. A super fun and diverse Art Gallery. There's art galleries and there's a Gallery where everyone really enjoys being together, a lot like Cheers. It is an honor and a pleasure to be a member of the Sandstone Art Gallery.
2006 - 2007 – Carbon County Art Gallery.
2006 - DMG Art Gallery - Sole exhibitor over a 120 pieces from chalk pastels, charcoal, oil pastel, oils, wood & lino cuts, marble and alabaster carvings by hand. Open for the First Friday Art Walks from 5 - 9 pm and Monday thru Friday 9 - 5 pm, 406.661.3650. (Regular business hours for Division mortgage Group owned by Tavell Peete.)
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 - C.E.N.T.E.R Salon; on-going resident artist.
2005 Elected Chairman of the Billings Arts Association, a wonderful journey. Much accomplished and things left for the next chair person. Resigned Oct. 2009.
2005 - Malibu Art Association Annual Juried exhibition. May - July. Santa Monica, CA.
2005 - Artists Union Gallery Juried Sea & Goddess exhibition Jan/Mar; Ventura, CA.
2005 - Artists Union Gallery Juried Erotica exhibition; Ventura, CA. Feb. - March
2004 - Barnsdall Park Los Angeles City Municipal Gallery; All City Invitational; Los Angeles, CA. July - Aug.
2004 - VIVA II Salon exhibition; Nov - Dec. Sherman Oaks, CA.
2004 - Lankershim Art Gallery, Juried Spring Show; North Hollywood, CA.
2004 - 1st Annual Lankershim Art Gallery Juried; North Hollywood, CA.
2004 - VIVA II Inaugural Juried Show; Sherman Oaks, CA.
2004 - Hammer Chisel and Stone Gallery, 1st Annual Juried exhibition; Morro Bay, CA.
2004 - 3-person Show, Chauvet Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA.
2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 - Sculptors Juried Exhibition, Salon Group; Reseda, CA.
2003, 2002 - Bella Via Italian Street Painting Festival, Stone gallery and carving demonstrations; Valencia, CA
2003 - Eclipse Art Works Gallery, resident artist; St. Augustine, FL.
2002 - Valley Artist Guild Annual Juried Exhibition; Reseda, CA.
2002 - VIVA Juried Fall exhibition; Burbank Cultural Center. Burbank, CA.
2002, 2001 - Centre Salon, Group Shows; Woodland Hills, CA.
2001 - VIVA Salon 3D Invitational; Reseda, CA.
2001 - Valley Artist Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention; Reseda, CA.
1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994 - Golden State Sculptors Association Juried Exhibitions, Peter Strauss Ranch; Calabassas, CA.
1999 - Sculptors & Collage Group, Exhibition VIVA Gallery; Reseda, CA.
1999 - Chatsworth Fine Arts Festival, Juried; Chatsworth, CA.
1999 - Phoenix Group Show (invitational) "Great Still Life Adventure"; Phoenix, AZ.
1997 - Ventura County Juried Sculpture Exhibition; Ventura, CA.
1997 - Gallery 9, Sculpture Exhibition; West Lake Village, CA.
1997, 1996 - 2 Person Home Studio Art Sale; Canoga Park, CA.
1997, 1996 - South Bay Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Joslyn Fine Arts Gallery, authors, water colorists, sculpture groups; Torrance, CA.
1997, 1995 - Art City II Gallery Invitational Sculpture Exhibit; Ventura, CA.
1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990 - The Drawing Room Gallery, numerous Group Exhibitions; Santa Monica, CA.
1994, 1993 - The Tin Angel Gallery; resident artist, Studio City, CA. (EarthQuake)
1994 - "Figurative Nudes" – new paintings- private showing; Venice, CA.
1994 - "Portraits"-Pencil Drawings, The Union Gallery; Moscow, USSR
1993 - Renaissance Gallery, small paintings, group show; Laguna Beach, CA.
1993 - Tiffany & Co., showroom windows, Stone Carvings, solo exhibition; Costa Mesa, CA.
1993 - Coffee House Collection, solo show, Peterson’s; Culver City, CA.
1993 - Affaire in the Gardens, juried show; Beverly Hills, CA.
1993 - Rosso‘s Nero Restaurant, solo exhibition; West Hollywood, CA.
1992, 1991, 1990, 1989 - Offices of David Yochelson, attorney, solo exhibition; W. Los Angeles, CA.
1992, 1991 - MPI (Media Productions International) private showings, pencils, woodcuts, oil-pastels, paintings, stone carvings; West Los Angeles, CA.
1992 - Paige Hollister’s Collector’s Gallery solo exhibition; Beverly Hills, CA
1991, 1990 - Riverside Art Museum resident artist; Riverside, CA.
1991, 1990 - Office’s of Stanley Bauman, attorney, solo exhibits; Beverly Hills, CA.
1991 - Tommy Tangs, solo exhibition, Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA.
1991 - Tommy Tangs, solo exhibition, Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA.
1991 - LA Nicola, solo exhibition, LA Nicola, solo exhibition, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA.
1991 - Special, National Group Exhibition for Phoenix Symphony, benefit; Phoenix, AZ.
1991 - Pacific Gallery, group show; Laguna Beach, CA.
1989 - Double Rainbow, solo exhibit; Hollywood, CA.
1989, 1988 - Royal Cuisine restaurant, solo exhibit; Santa Monica, CA.
1985 - Ranch House Restaurant (5 star), solo exhibit; Ojai, CA.
1984 - Double Rainbow Ice Cream Shoppe, solo exhibit; Westwood, CA.
1983 - Bellevue Square Art Gallery; Bellevue, WA.
1982 - Brocklinds Formal Wear, solo exhibit; Seattle, WA.
1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975 - Open Range Restaurant (5 star) solo exhibit; Jackson, WY.
1978-81 - Opened and operated my own art gallery.
1981 - N & N Gallery, 2-person exhibit; Seattle, WA.
1980 - EBH Arts Foundation, 2-person exhibit; Jackson, WY.
1980, 1979, 1978 - Raven Expressions Art Gallery; Jackson, WY. Owner/exhibitor.
1979 - Audubon Wildlife, Juried Exhibition,(1st place); Cheyenne, WY.
2002 - Valley Artist Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, 2 first & one 3rd place award, Reseda, CA.
2001 - Valley Artist Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Honorable mention, Reseda, CA.
1979 - Audubon Wildlife Juried Exhibition, (1st place) Cheyenne, WY.
2000 - Make a Wish Foundation, "Rescue Angel" stone carving
1999 - Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, "Village Father" Stone Carving
1998 - Felicity House, Sober Living for Women at Risk. "215 Main" pastel 40" x 72".
1991 - Barbara Brighton TV Talk Show, Interview, Live Demonstration, Painting from the live model on TV, Video avail, Hollywood, CA.
1991 - Alcohol Abuse Video, works featured as backdrop, Ira Chester, producer. Los Angeles, CA.
With the exception of few classes at the University of Wyoming, which I attended from the fall of ‘69 through the spring of ’72, I am completely self-taught. I had one special professor, Victor Flach, at the University of Wyoming, in Laramie, who taught me about *self referencing*, I am ever grateful for this foundation.
Working in Pencil and Charcoal, I incorporated Oil Pastels in 1978 and they have been the basis of my figure-drawing research over the last 20 plus years.
I opened my own art gallery in Jackson, Wyoming in 1978. Raven Expressions Art Gallery. I managed to stay open for 2 years… difficult when you don’t sell pictures of chickens and rocks in a one horse tourist town. An enormous lesson and learning curve. I Click my Heels and off to Seattle alone.
In the real world, the struggle with PTSD is overwhelming I sink deeper into drugs and alcohol. Still drawing everyday…finding a sense of direction where I can get at the subjects ‘sitting at tables’…
Finally, after 20 years, a return to my roots.
Los Angeles 1983. I manage to get into one venue after another. As usual my studio apartment and easel is my classroom. I teach myself Soft Pastels while working from my drawings. The Size of my work increases…and Venues get better even a Rep, who spends time grooming me for success, an important cultivation process. Ever grateful to Paige Hollister for her assistance.
Having taken Soft Pastels to the limit I taught myself Oil Painting. I continue to up grade my wood/lino cut abilities. I graduate from coffee shop exhibitions and art fairs.
1967-1968 - Drawing kept me centered in the rice paddies of Viet Nam, A/Co, 3rd/47th Inf Reg, 2nd Bde, 9th Inf Div Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong River Delta.
1952 - 2nd Grade, 6 yo, I have several paintings hanging in the halls. Teacher tells me while I’m painting in my "white shirt smock" I am "using to many colors". I immediately realize the hyperbole of her statement and know in that instant I am going to be an Artist.
STUDENT OF DIRECT CARVING
In 1991, I taught myself to carve stone. Using only a hammer and chisel. I felt intuitively how to express myself in stone. I released Oil Painting to focus mainly on stone. This is a craft that demands patience and continual blocks of time. Except for portraits in stone, there is no maquette or model. I continue to work from the live model in Oil Pastel.
1999-05 - William’s Studio Gallery, Encino, CA.
1998-99 - William’s Studio Gallery, Van Nuys, CA.
1994-98 - William’s Studio Gallery, Canoga Park, CA.
1991-94 - William’s Studio Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
Jean Cherie Studios 1994 - 1998.
A major boost to my carving was the opportunity to work in the studios of Jean Cherie. I taught her to carve stone; she taught me how to ‘hack’ foam…movie props, stage décor from scratch and blue prints. I developed a table saw using a Saws All attached to a bungee cord for cutting out blocks of foam. Learning to make objects de arte big and small, ready for the foundry…
1996, 1997, 1998 - I am the Shepard for the making and developing reproductions of the over life-size Emmy’s for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences …as seen on TV.
1998 - Ghost sculptor on the over life-size triple dolphin configuration bronze fountain at the Long Beach Aquarium, CA. and other Sculptures around the USA.
1999-2000 - Stone Mason for an Australian Company
1978-81 - Opened and operated my own art gallery. Raven Expressions Art Gallery. Jackson, WY.
1979 - Developed first WY State juried exhibition through EBH Foundation, exhibitor, Jackson, WY.
ART ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
1974-1980 - Ellen B Hunt Foundation for the Humanities, Jackson, WY.
I proctored a weekly life drawing session in Jackson for five years under the umbrella of EBH Foundation. I served on the board of directors as Vice President. Drawing is paramount.
2006-2010 - Art Walk participant.
2006-2009 - President Billings Arts Association.
1994–2000 - Golden State Sculptors Association.
2000–2003 - Valley Artist Guild.
2000–2003 - VIVA Salon Sculptors.
1997 to Present - Los Angeles County Museum member.