Artist’s Statement

I come from a family of artists and painters. Although I have drawn and painted my entire life,  I studied with David Hardy in the early nineties in classical realism and painted in that style for many years.  David gave me such a great foundation in classical drawing and painting  that I am grateful for that strict training. Also I am a great admirer of my uncle, John E. Lynch's art (1914- 2001). To honor him I decided to begin a series of abstracts that continued a style that he originated. Although many of my pieces are inspired by natural landscapes, I try to push the edges of my craft with color combinations, textures and patterns. Lately I have been assembling larger collages. I have found the process both challenging and rewarding at the same time.


Recent Exhibitions

Fulton Crossing, Fulton, CA

Santa Rosa Country Club 333 Country Club Dr  Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Sebastopol Gallery 150 N Main St  Sebastopol, CA 95472

Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S High St  Sebastopol, CA 95472

Art At the Source (2012- 2018)


Formal Training

Figure Drawing 2007- present Various local studios

Still Life Painting Summer of 2007 Angel School of Classical Art, Florence, Italy 

Figure Painting Summer of 2005 Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Realist Painting Summer of 2002 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Still Life Painting Summer of 1995 Taos Institute of Art,  Realism (Louis Tadesco, teacher)

Figure Painting 1991- 1992 Albany Adult School, Albany, CA

Classical Realism 1985- 1990 David Hardy Fine Arts Atelier, Oakland, CA

Scientific Illustration 1980- 1982 UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA

Fine Arts Etching 1978- 1980 Laney College, Oakland, CA

Fine Arts Etching 1975- 1977 N Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA





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