Airport Layover
Woman with Yellow Background
Morning Coffee
Man and Car
Black Hat



     My paintings evolve from sketches in my sketchbook, I carry my sketchbook everywhere. I think some of my best paintings are the result of long layovers in the airport which is full of interesting models. Cocktail
napkins are also great to sketch on-the soft paper gives an interesting texture.
     Trying to get a mood into my paintings (what I feel about the situation) is my main goal.
     Starting out as a medical illustrator sketching in surgery, which has to be accurate but fast, gave me a good background in getting the essentials down in the first few lines. Now I am putting people together almost like a story to be interpreted by the viewer.


  • 2 years California College of Arts & Crafts
  • 1 year San Francisco State College
  • 2 years School for Medical Illustration University of California Medical School, San Francisco
  • Worked as an Illustrator (Medical) University of California Medical School, San Francisco
  • 2 years painting classes - University of Utah

Shows - Awards

  • Utah Arts Council Traveling Shows/Awards
  • Springville Utah Salon - awards/2nd place
  • Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah -awards
  • Utah Watercolor Society - awards (10+)
  • Two 1995 Traveling Show awards; Western Federation. Houston, Texas
  • Bronze Medal 1995 Western Colorado Watercolor Society National Exhibit
  • 1995 Utah Watercolor Society; Poster Award
  • 1995 Utah Arts Council Travel Award
  • 1997 Western Federation Watercolor Societies
  • 1998 Utah Arts Council Purchase Award
  • 1999 Western Federations Annual, San Diego California
  • 2001 Western Federation - Salt Lake City
  • 2001 Signature Member - Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
Coda Gallery Studio
73-151 El Paseo 1064 East 2100 South
Palm Desert, CA 92260-4225 Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Phone: 800 700-4661  
Contact the Artists:  
2512 Elizabeth Street #8  
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106  
(801) 582-1371  


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