Artist Statement

My art becomes a reflection of what I see around me and combined with my inner vision represents the qualities in life that are essential to me: art, humor and culture. When you look closely at my paintings and study my mixed media work, you will find treasures and images that create mysterious identities and dreamlike emotions. Snakes, angels, flowers, skeletons, hearts, bones, insects and more make a mad parade of characters as much a part of the individual mind as of the community they reflect.

I usually begin with a dreamy mental picture and as I paint the boards or put the pieces together in a box, the work begins to grow and form its own spirit. Sometimes, alone in my studio, I find myself chuckling over these outrageous combinations. I wonder who is in control.

Art Hang, Tannery Work Studios, Santa Cruz, California
Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
Chris Winfield Gallery, Carmel, California
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
Exhibit 1022, San Luis Obispo, California
Faivus Collection, Santa Monica, California
Galeria De Tonanztin, San Juan Batista, California
Galeria Pacifico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Gallery House, Palo Alto, California
Gallery of Functional Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
Ghia Gallery, San Francisco, California
Many Hands Gallery, Santa Cruz, CaliforniaMany Hands Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
Modern Life Gallery, Capitola, California
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica Gallery of Functional Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Phoenix, Big Sur, California
Turner Carroll Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
V. Brierr Gallery, San Francisco, California
El Jardin, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Cash and Honorable Mention Awards:
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California
Californa State Fair Art Competiton, Sacramento, California
Gallery House, Palo Alto, California
Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California



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