Bio

I have been an artist all my life and I paint because I love capturing the feeling of living in Sonoma. Both my life here and my travels in Italy are my main sources of inspiration.  Sonoma is defined by wine and food and is a spot that attracts people from all over the world. My studio in rural Sonoma is surrounded by old, weathered barns and acres of vineyards.

I paint the landscapes, farmers’ markets and people I see in my daily life. My medium is oil on canvas or wood. I love the brilliance of the colors and the physical act of painting. My use of color is inspired by the season changes of the surrounding countryside. The yellow ochres of the hot, dry summer change to deep greens of the wet winter.

studioPainting is my work… I show up every and work as hard as I can. Some days are productive and some aren’t. You can’t want until inspiration hits you. Most of the time inspiration comes to me as I am working. Sometimes I don’t even know I have made a very good painting until I stand back and look at it. Then I realize that something special has happened. That is exciting! It is what keeps me painting and makes me love doing it. There is nothing more fun than painting.

EXHIBITS:

2017 – Sonoma Art Trails, October
2017 – Parkpoint Club
2017 – H Frank in Sonoma, ongoing exhibit
2016 – Sonoma Art Trails on Oct. 8-9, and 15-16
2016 – Exhibit at the Loop at Cornerstone
2014 – Art Trails Open Studios, Sonoma
2014 – Exhibit at Parkpoint, Sonoma
2013 – Art Trails
2013 – Chateau St. Jean Winery
2012 – Art Trails
2011 – Parkpoint Club
2011 – Henry L, Sonoma
2010 – Sonoma Vintage Festival, 2010, winner Vintage Festival poster contest
2009 – Enoteca Della Santina, Sonoma 2009
2008 – Wolfdale’s at Tahoe City,
2008 – Saatchi Online Gallery
2006 – Granger Art Gallery, Sonoma, 2006-2007
2007 – The Florence Biennale 2007, Florence Italy
2005 – Park Point Club, Sonoma, 2005
2005 – The Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2005 – Marin Arts Festival
2004 – Sonoma Salute to the Arts
2004 – Marin Arts Festival

Galleries

Sausalito Art Galleries
Richmond Art Center Gallery
Bank of America Exhibit, San Francisco
RCA Offices, South San Francisco
Marin County Fair Art Exhibit
Marin Art Festival in San Rafael
In addition paintings are in many private collections in the SF Bay Area, as well as in London and Milan.

EDUCATION:

    • College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
      Recipient of two art scholarships
    • BA, Painting, Art History, UC Berkeley
      Studied with Peter Voulkos and John Grillo
    • MFA, Painting, UCLA graduate school
      Studied with Nathan Olivera
    • Academy of Art, San Francisco
      Illustration and Drawing