Biography


EDUCATION

1970-72    Art Center College of Design – Los Angeles, CA
1969        Universita Italiana per Straniere – Perugia, Italy
1966-70    BFA, Fine Art – University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM
1963-66    Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, MO

SELECTED INVITATIONAL & MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2014     
“Windows to the Divine” Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation – National Invitational – Denver, CO

2013     
Friends of Western Art – Artists of the Year Invitational – Amerind Museum – Dragoon, AZ
David Cook Galleries – Art of the National Parks – Denver, CO

2012     
Autry Center of the American West – California Art Club 101st Annual Gold Medal – Juried Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA          
Saks Galleries – Small Gems – 100 Artists From Across America – American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – Miniatures/ & More 2012 Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
California Art Club – Monumental Miniatures III – Signature Artist Member Invitational – Pasadena, CA

2011     
Museum of the Southwest – Collector’s Choice – Solo Exhibit – Midland, TX
Pasadena Museum of California Art – California Art Club 100th Annual Gold Medal – Juried Exhibition – Pasadena, CA
Carnegie Art Museum – A Luminous Land – Juried Exhibition – Oxnard, CA
Thomas Reynolds Gallery – Northern California Light – Juried Exhibition – San Francisco, CA
Saks Galleries – Small Gems Bi-Annual American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
"Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation – National Invitational – Denver, CO
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2011” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM

2010     
Pasadena Museum of California Art – California Art Club 99th Annual Gold Medal – Juried Exhibition – Pasadena, CA    
"Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation – National Invitational – Denver, CO

2009     
Pasadena Museum of California Art – California Art Club 98th Annual Gold Medal – Juried Exhibition – Pasadena, CA  
Saks Galleries – Small Gems American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
"Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation – National Invitational – Denver, CO

2008
Saks Galleries – 2nd Annual American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – Spring Classic Auction – Hilton Head Island, SC
Pasadena Museum of California Art – California Art Club 97th Annual Gold Medal – Juried Exhibition – Pasadena, CA
Santa Lucia Preserve Art Invitational – Carmel, CA

2007
Coors Western Art Exhibit  – National Invitational – Denver, CO
"Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation National Invitational – Denver, CO
L. Y. Woodson Art Museum – “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” – National Invitational – WI
Cape Museum of Fine Arts – “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America”– National Invitational – MA
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2007” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – Spring Classic Auction – Hilton Head Island, SC      

2006
Coors Western Art Exhibit  – National Invitational – Denver, CO
Huntsville Museum of Art – "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – AL
Portsmouth Museum – "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – VA
L. Y. Woodson Art Museum – "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – WI
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – "Miniatures/2006” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – Spring Classic Auction – Hilton Head Island, SC                       

2005
Coors Western Art Exhibit  – National Invitational – Denver, CO
Museum of the Southwest  – "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – TX
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – "Miniatures/2005” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Annual Colorado Mountain Club Landscape Exhibit – Denver, CO

2004
Coors Western Art Exhibit  – National Invitational – Denver, CO
Haggin Museum – "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – Stockton, CA
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – "Miniatures/2004” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Pasadena Museum of California Art – California Art Club 94th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

2003     
Annual Colorado Mountain Club Landscape Exhibit – Denver, CO
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – "Miniatures/2003”  Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – Annual Collector's Auction – Hilton Head, SC

2002     
Altermann Galleries – 22nd Annual Collector’s Sale – Dallas TX
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – "Miniatures/2002”  Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – Miniature Show – Hilton Head, SC

2001
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Altermann Galleries – 21st Annual Collector’s Sale – Dallas TX
Haggin Museum – "Contemporary Artists Paint Yosemite” California Art Club Invitational – Stockton, CA

2000     
Forbes Museum – "Awash in Color – The Forbes Trinchera Ranch” – New York, NY
Pasadena Museum of California Art – California Art Club 90th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
John Pence Gallery – "Realism Today” – San Francisco, CA
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – 20th Annual Collector's Auction – Hilton Head, SC
Settler's West Invitational – Tucson, AZ

1999
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – Texas Renaissance Art Sale – Dallas, TX
Settler's West Invitational – Tucson, AZ

1998     
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum – Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – 18th Annual Collector's Sale – Santa Fe, NM
Altermann & Morris Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Altermann & Morris Galleries – Texas Renaissance Art Sale – Dallas, TX
Settler's West Invitational – Tucson, AZ

1997     
Colorado History Museum  – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum – Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – 17th Annual Collector's Sale – Santa Fe, NM
Altermann & Morris Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Coors Western Art Invitational – Denver, CO
Settler's West Invitational – Tucson, AZ

1996     
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum – Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Coors Western Art Invitational – Denver, CO
Settler's West Invitational – Tucson, AZ

1995     
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum – Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CA
Altermann & Morris Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Altermann & Morris Galleries – 15th Annual Collector's Sale – Santa Fe, NM
Coors Western Art Invitational – Denver, CO
Colorado Springs Art Museum – "Covering the West: The Best of Southwest Art Magazine” Exhibit

1994     
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum – Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Altermann & Morris Galleries – 14th Annual Collector's Sale – Santa Fe, NM
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibit – Colorado Springs, CO

1993     
Trailside Americana Gallery – Carmel, CA
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum – Colorado Governor's Invitational – Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries – Texas Renaissance Art Sale – Dallas, TX
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibit – Colorado Springs, CO

1992     
Trailside Americana Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibit – Colorado Springs, CO

1991     
Trailside Americana Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ
Colorado History Museum – Artists of America – National Invitational Exhibition – Denver, CO
Pioneers’ Museum – Artist of the West Exhibit – Colorado Springs, CO & Phoenix, AZ

1990
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibition – Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado House of Representatives Art Competition – Denver, CO

1989
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibition – Colorado Springs, CO
National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic Exhibit – New York, NY
Southwest Art Exhibition – Kansas City, MO
Living Arts: A Colorado Sampler at the Kennedy Center – Washington, DC

1988     
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibit – Colorado Springs, CO
Allied Artists of America Exhibition – New York, NY
100 Years of Colorado Artists Exhibition – Denver, CO    
Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition – Denver, CO

1987
Pioneer’s Museum – Artist of the West Exhibit – Colorado Springs, CO
Allied Artists of America Exhibition – New York, NY
100 Years of Colorado Artists Exhibition – Denver, CO    
Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition – Denver, CO


AWARDS/HONORS

2014    Windows to the Divine – Artist of the Year Award
2013    Friends of Western Art – Artist of the Year Award
2013    Mountain Oyster Club – Wieghorst Award, Members voted Best in Show
2008    Mountain Oyster Club – Wieghorst Award, Members voted Best in Show
2005    Artist-in-Residence – Big Sur Land Trust/Brazil Ranch – Big Sur, CA
2004    Music From Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival – Featured Poster Artist
2003    Carmel Plein Air Festival – Best Local Artist
2002    Carmel Plein Air Festival – Honorable Mention
2000    Carmel Plein Air Festival – Co-winner Best of Show
2000    Artists of America – Master Artist Award
1997    New Mexico Symphony Orchestra – Featured Poster Artist
1996    Music From Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival – Featured Poster Artist
1996    National Academy of Design, Acrylic Painter of the Year
1995    "Covering the West" – Best of the Southwest Award
1994    Santa Fe Opera Poster – Featured Artist
1992    National Parks Academy “Arts for the Parks” Competition – Finalist, Best Landscape Award
1991    National Parks Academy “Arts for the Parks” Competition – Finalist
1990    Colorado House of Representatives Art Competition – Finalist
1989    National Parks Academy “Arts for the Parks” Competition – Finalist
1989    Artists of the West – Featured Artist
1988    Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition – Best of Show
1987    Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition – Best of Show

 
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson, AZ
The Denver Art Museum – Denver, CO
The Forbes Museum – New York, NY
Genesee Museum – Mumford, NY
Pioneer's Museum – Colorado Springs, CO
The Tucson Art Museum – The John Goodman Collection – Tucson, AZ
The University of New Mexico Fine Arts Museum – Albuquerque, NM


DISTINCTIVE COLLECTIONS

AOL/Time Warner – New York, NY
Banc One – Denver, CO
Blockbuster Video Headquarters – Houston, TX
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher – New York, NY            
Guarantee Bank and Trust – Denver, CO
Erivan & Helga Haub Western Art Collection – Wiesbaden, Germany
FORBES Magazine – New York, NY
Founders Asset Management, Inc. – Denver, CO
Holland and Hart, attorneys-at-law – Denver, CO
Indonesian Secretary of State    
Raymond James Collection – Dallas, TX    
R.J. Bank and Company, Inc. – Tampa, FL
Texaco World Headquarters – New York, NY                
World Trade Center – Los Angeles, CA


SPECIAL COMMISSIONS

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson, AZ
Affiliated Bank Shares of Colorado – Denver, CO
AmFirst Bank – Denver, CO
Bank of Ireland – Dublin, Ireland
Chevron Corporation – San Francisco, CA
Denver Convention Center – Denver, CO
First National Bank of Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs, CO
Metro Bank – Denver, CO
Texaco International Headquarters – New York, NY
 

SELECTED CATALOGUES

Artists of America  (Denver, CO: Denver Rotary Club and Colorado History Museum, 1991-2000)
Arts for the Parks  (Jackson, WY: National Parks Academy for the Arts, 1989, 1991, 1992)
California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions  (Pasadena, CA: California Art Club, 2000, 2004, 2008-2012)
Contemporary Artists Paint Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra  (Stockton, CA: The Haggin Museum, 2001)
Contemporary Realism Collection, Denver Art Museum  (Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum, 2006)
From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America   (Stockton, CA: The Haggin Museum, 2004)
Governor’s Invitational  (Loveland, CO: Rotary Clubs of Loveland and Loveland Museum, 1993-1999)
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Signature Member – California Art Club
Mountain Oyster Club - Honorary Artist Member
Master Artist – Artists of America
Artist Member – Mountain Oyster Club
Acrylic Painters of America
Instructor – Scottsdale Artists’ School
Instructor – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute
Instructor – Fechin Institute
Faculty Member – Plein Air Convention and Expo 2014