"Charlie" giclee oil on board
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I was born in Hawaii and spent my youth
traveling as a “navy brat”. I spent most of my
adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where
my talented and tolerant wife, Lu and I raised
our three boys, Luke, Jess and Ben. I
graduated from California College of Arts and
Crafts in 1974. Those were interesting times,
and some of those artistic influences have
lasted a lifetime.
pen and ink
"Second Wave" giclee oil on board
horror movies. After studying “serious art” at California College of Arts and
Crafts, my influence widened to include not just Don Martin but Salvador Dali, M.
Although my subject matter is not traditional, my techniques in oils and pen and
Over the years I have done political cartoons for the Sierra Club, and
Communications Workers of America. I have been a member of The Hayward
Arts Council and now am a member of Artist’s Co-op of Mendocino, North Coast
Artist’s Guild, Artist’s Collective at Elk, The Gualala Arts Center and The
Mendocino Art Center.
My art has taken many directions, but I have tried to stay true to my roots of
political and social commentary. However since moving to the Mendocino
Coast, I have found it impossible to live in this beautiful place without trying to
say something about that artistically as well.
I don’t think I have ever presumed to inspire or be profound, but I do, on
occasion try to get a laugh.
I hope people find my observations and interpretations interesting and honest.
You can see more of my work at the Artist's Collective in Elk, 6031 S Hwy 1, Elk
CA or visit the website www.artists-collective.net
Also visit the Bay Window/Zacha Gallery on Main Street, Mendocino CA or The
Green Door Gallery on Laurel Street in Fort Bragg CA
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