Visual Art

Lapis Bug paintingMy career as an exhibiting artist began in the early 1980’s. I worked with photography during that time, mostly large and medium format film and a variety of alternative printing techniques such as platinum, palladium, kallitype and gravure. I started painting and learning bookbinding in the early 1990’s and began exhibiting paintings and artist books later that decade.

The book format is an ideal one for my visual art. The combination of text, image, narrative, and ornamentation found in medieval books is a primary inspiration. There is also a significant parallel between making a manuscript book and making music, both allow for pacing, dynamics, orchestration, narrative, and ornamentation.

Due to the demands of my music, I have been producing a limited amount of visual art the last few years, although I hope to remedy that in the near future. I am always interested in commissions, and my work is represented in Portland by Butters Gallery.

Selected Exhibitions

2003—Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2003—The Book, Print, and Time, Portland Book Arts Collective and NW Print Council, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
2002—Night Skies and Imaginary Coordinates: The Artist as Navigator, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2001—Coincidentia Oppositorum
2000—Persistence: Botanica, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1999—Contemporary Still Life Invitational, Salem Art Association, Bush Barn Gallery, Salem, OR
1999—The Natural History of Mundus Imaginalis, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1998—Portland Painting, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1998—Tenth Anniversary Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1997—totallybuttersoregon, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1996—Objets d’Art, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1993—Open Books, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1993—Morrison-Rink Gallery, Portland, OR
1985—Beyond Reason Gallery, Portland, OR
1985—Wentz Gallery, Oregon Art Institute, Portland, OR
1983—Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, OR
1981—Robert Lloyd Gallery, Spokane WA

Juried Exhibitions

1994—Multnomah, Portland Exposition Center, Portland, OR
1986,87—Erotic Show, Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, OR
1985—Oregon Biennial 1985, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1984—Light Sensitive V, Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
1984—Photonational, Erie Art Center, Erie, PA
1983—Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvallis, OR
1983—Friends of Photography Members Exhibition, Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA
1983—Oregon Biennial 1983, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1982—Foto-Vision ’82, Foto Gallery, New York, NY


The John Wilson Rare Book Room, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Hofer collection of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton LIbrary, Harvard University
The National Gallery, Rare Book Collection, Washington D.C