I feel my art is like an open diary. It records my life, and the life around me.
My paintings are my preferred way to explain myself to the world. They speak of the things
I don't know how to put into words.
Painting is a process and it connects me, my sitters and the viewers.
It is a bridge between past and present.
I want to paint people, because people intrigue me, especially during the process of communication in silence.
I hope viewers will feel what I felt in the moments of painting. See what inspired me!
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration, August 1998
2011 Figurative Merit Award Winner at Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
2010 Oil Painters of America Golden Medal
2010 American Impressionist Society First Place
2009 Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship Award
2008-09 Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon. Finalist (Figure)
2007 Salon International Best of show
2005 Gold Medal Show in Palette and Chisel, Chicago, first place
2004 Artist’s Magazine annual international art Competition. First place (figure category)
2004 Gold medal show Palette and Chisel, Second place.
2003 Artist’s Magazine annual international art Competition. Finalist(figure category)
2001 Helen Memorial Award American Professional League Exhibit New York City (Oil Painting)
2001 2nd Place in Utah Pastel Society Annual Show
2000 First Place in Utah Bountiful Davis Art Center Statewide Competition
2000 Merit Award in Utah Spring Salon, Springville Museum
1999 2nd Place in Utah State Fair – Professional Fine Art