Current Exhibits and Events

Core Gallery - Seattle, WA September, Aug. 30th - Sept. 30th, 2017
Small Inclinations
I will be showing three new video / paint / ink installations along a commissioned painting. Stop by on First Thursday, Sept. 7th or and time during regular gallery hours 12-6 Weds - Sat.

Wilderness Peak - Fall Equinox

Seattle Storefronts - Republican St. space, August 14 - November 7
Wilderness Peak - Fall Equinox installation
I will be showing on of my Wilderness Peak installations at this storefront in the South Lake Union district. The space is located on Republican street between Terry and Boren.

Wilderness Peak - Fall Equinox

Recent Exhibits

Koch Gallery - Vashon Island, WA August, 2017
Visiting Artist
I will be showing some of my multimedia installations at this beautiful new venue at the Vashon Arts Center.

Front Yard Detail

Core Gallery - Seattle, WA September, 2016
Small Visits
sketches with video, ink and paint
Installations made of videos, woodcuts and paintings each creating a shrine focused on incidental memories of various locations from the artist’s backyard to a small island off the Dalmatian coast.

Front Yard Detail

Habitude Salon - Seattle, WA April - May, 2016

Bigfoot paintings and other selections.

CVG Show - Bremerton, WA February, 2016

Statewide juried show. Wilderness Peak Winter Solstice video/paint installation shown.

City Arts Magazine’s Summer Art Walk Awards - Seattle June, 2015

Each quarter three guest judges explore neighborhood artwalks throughout the city to select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The Art Walk Awards celebrate the finalists and attendees at the event will choose the winners. An ammended version of an installation from the below mentioned Wilderness Peak Trail show chosen to exhibit.

Core - Seattle June, 2015

Wilderness Peak Trail
new work with video and paint
Using the subject of a single spot along a trail located on the back side of Issaquah's Cougar Mountain, this show focuses on the interplay between video rendering and painting. The show consists of two installations containing multiple painted panels and HD video depicting the fall equinox and winter solstice.


Bigfoot Show Live!! Oct. 27th at On the Boards - Seattle

OTB logo
Live performanace, projected images and video from the show set to the narration of the Taylor River Journal.
Need I say more? It was a hoot!!

On the Ground Floor - Los Angeles

Electric Walls
A smaller, more intimate, version of the "I'm just here to see Bigfoot" show will be part of this very cool group exhibit.


At Core - Seattle May, 2014

I'm just here to see Bbigfoot
musings of an invasive species
Paintings, woodcuts, video and a lost journal focusing on the area around the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie Nat. Forest, all contemplating the artist's experience as an outsided to the Pacific NW.

Bigfoot test proof

Shouldn't "bigfoot" be capitalized??

Lost journal found near Middle Fork Campground / Taylor river area (file size 14 MB)

Lost journal transcript (under 1 MB)

Come Out of the Dark
January, 2014
A Multi-Cultural Winter Solstice celebrates this annual moment in time, when humans move out of the dark into the promise of light and features almost 40 pieces by 19 local artists.

Gallery at Towne Center- Lake Forest Park, WA
May, 2013
Selected pieces from my recent show at Core.

CORE - Seattle, WA
March, 2013
4 Yards - recordings and meditations
Solo exhibit featuring works on canvas, panel, woodcuts and video. This shows subject is my loose interpretation of four different yards. The meaning of each yard for the owner, how they interact with it are explored in different ways.

Columbia City Art Walk - Seattle, WA
August 2012
My stuff along with the cool work of Aaliyah Gupta at Edward Jones office at 3810 S. Ferdinand.

Juried Arts at the Port Exhibit
Anacortes, WA
July, 2012
One of my pieces "Cheasty Wall - Fall 1" has been selected for this event. Arts at the Port is a waterfront venue showcasing contemporary fine art exhibitions. It is located at the far north end of the Festival, in the historic waterfront Port Transit Shed Event Center.

Shadows and Reflections show at Ida Culver Broadview
One of my pieces is in this cool group show.
July - September 2012

Phinneywood Art Walk - The Big One
at Pig N Whistle.
May - August 2012

Georgetown Art Attack!
at Calamity Jane's.
May - June 2012


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