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WATER SPIGOT   My canvas begins as a photograph and the mouse as my brush. From that point on, my creative focus is not on the actual identity of the subject, but through digital manipulation, the focus is on exploring and bringing to the forefront the shapes, bright and bold colors, and the movement hidden in the object(s) of the photograph. The steps I take to achieve this focus are not recorded so each work is unique; or you could say, this allows for me to take a new journey of discovery with each piece of work. Even when my works are more representational, there is a strong focus on shapes, bright and bold colors and movement. Ultimately, I hope to create an image that is a powerful connection and expression between myself and the observer.

Among the many accolades that I have received are the honorable Mentions from Medial Museum, London, England; Awards of Excellence from Manhattan Arts International; having a one-person exhibition at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA,; featuring of some of my selected works by the Museum of Digital Fine Art. Some of the more memorable exhibitions include the Coastal Arts Museum, CA; Gallery 360, WA; City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, OR; Hilton Hotel Gallery, WA; and recently at a juried group exhibition, Pictures In Process, Naples, Florida where I received the award forRhododendrum FULL Best In Show (SUNSET) and an honorable mention (WOMAN).

I have also been fortunate to have my work included in many homes and other non-residential spaces. One of my works, Video Display, appeared on HGTV in a segment of Million Dollar Homes. &Nbsp;

I use a variety of sizes and substrates, which I find is attractive to interior designers and architects such as a large commissioned abstract triptych of mixed flowers that measured approximately 7 feet high and nearly 12 feet wide.