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1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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To me, my work is primarily about connections and intimacy. Its abstract. Kinda wild, kinda mild. It’s about curiosity and what might be. I hope it sparks your imagination and sense of wonder and makes your environment richer.

Lately I have been doing what I call Digital Painting. I think it’s fascinating and it’s gotten some acclaim. A piece named “Side View” was awarded the C. Crist Delmonico ribbon in the 2023 MN State Fair Fine Arts exhibit.

I’ve done traditional painting in oil, acrylic, and mixed media for decades. I have a B.S. from Cal Poly in Graphic Design and also have formal trading in fine art including at Academy of Art , SF, CA.

I used to have a longer bio and CV. Too wordy and lofty. This is now just an intro with enough info to cover basics. Happy to share more if you are interested. Thank you.


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