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Artist Statement

           After an early interest in surrealism, influenced by Salvador Dali, my work gradually
    developed into an emotional combination of realism and surrealism. Using vivid and unusual
    colors combined with my love of animals, each painting tells a story. Woven throughout a
    carefully executed plethora of details and borders is a symbolic campaign in favor of our furry,
    feathered and fishy friends often carried out in a humorous fashion. Though the stories are not
    always pleasant, they are my personal statements for the time we live in.
              I also enjoy stories of human concerns and opinions that I take up as issues in our society
    today. Using animals to get across the message, I reflect the correlation of human and animal
    behavior.

  Art Exhibits and Memberships

       Art Institute of Chicago, Sales and Rental Gallery until 1987 upon closing
    Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago, IL-One Person Show
    New Horizons in Art-Chicago, IL-Received John Buck Company Purchase Award
    Palette and Chisel Fine Arts Academy-Chicago, IL-Group Show
    Beverly Art Center-Chicago, IL-Group Show
    Hinsdale Center for the Arts-Hinsdale, IL- One Person Show
    Norris Art Center Vicinity-St. Charles, IL-Group Show
    Municipal Art League of Chicago-Chicago, IL-Biennial Show at Beverly Art Center
    Northern Indiana Art Association-Munster, IN-Group Show
    Princeton Arts Center-Princeton, IL-One Person Show
    Animal Images, Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society Animal Art Exhibit-Chicago, IL
    The Peter Jones Gallery-Chicago, IL-Annually
    Winnetka PTA Gallery-Winnetka, IL-Group Show
    Illinois Artisan Program-Illinois
    Du Page Art League Gallery-One Person Show and Monthly
    La Grange Art League Gallery-La Grange, IL-One Person Show and Monthly
www.lagrangeartleague.org        
    Chiaroscuro-Chicago, IL  upon closing
    Municipal Art League of Chicago Biennial-Midwest Fine Art Competition
            and Exhibit, May-June 2008 at The Beverly Arts Center
    2008 Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
    Unique Freaque, Ltd-Oak Park, IL upon closing
    Brookfield Gallery Walk 2008-Brookfield, IL
    Chicago Artist’s Coalition-Chicago, IL
    Fine Art America-online gallery
www.fineartamerica.com
    Chicago Celebrity Charity Chair Auction-Chicago, IL-Annually
    "The Municipal Art League of Chicago Award of Excellence of 2009"-Chicago, IL
    11th Annual Chicago Art Open-2009-Chicago, IL
    "The Dog and Cat Days of Summer" Gallerie MK, Group Show-2009-Chicago, IL
    33rd Annual Beverly Art Competition and Exhibition at the Beverly Arts Center-
            2009-Chicago, IL
    12th Annual Chicago Art Open-2010-Chicago, IL
    "Cats and Dogs and Bears...Oh My!!-Two person Featured Artist Show-
    La Grange Art League Gallery-October 2010
    "In Bloom: A Garden Art Sculpture Event"  May-August 2011-Oak Brook, IL


  Art Fairs

    50th Annual Oakbrook Center Fine Art Exhibition-2012-Oak Brook, IL
    49th Annual Oakbrook Center Fine Art Exhibition-2011-Oak Brook, IL
    4th Annual North Shore Festival of Fine Art Old Orchard-2011-Skokie, IL
    2010 Holiday Art Spree-Illinois Artisan Program-Chicago, IL
    38th Annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival-2010-Evanston, IL
    3rd Annual North Shore Festival of Art Old Orchard-2010-Skokie, IL
    19th Annual Wilmette Arts Guild Festival of Fine Arts-2009-Wilmette, IL  
    37th Annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival-2009-Evanston, IL
    Old Orchard Art Festival-Skokie, IL
    Oak Brook Fine Arts Exhibition-Oak Brook, IL
    57th St Art Fair-Chicago, IL
    Art in the Barn-Barrington, IL
    Hinsdale Fine Art Festival- Hinsdale, IL
    Beth el Sisterhood Center-Highland Park, IL
        
  Private Collections

       Art Enterprises, LTD. Kanter Family Foundation
    Northwestern Hospital-Chicago, IL
    Hinsdale Center for the Arts-Hinsdale, IL
    First National Bank of Brookfield-Brookfield, IL
    Cossitt Elementary School-La Grange, IL
    Seventh Avenue School-La Grange, IL
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