was born in Oakland, California and grew up in Yosemite Valley.
He is a painter who started etching with his own press in
1966. The etching has always paralleled the various phases
of his painting development. After focusing on the figure
for many years, his work changed to landscape after he moved
from San Francisco to Point Reyes in 1985. He was represented
by the Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery for over 20 years, until
has developed from early expressionist figurative images to
the current abstracted landscapes, reflecting a strong gestural
style and an emphasis on texture and energy. The most recent
etchings, the Ground Cover series, are taken from direct observations
of the intimate landscape. They could be called painter's
prints because they are created more closely to the way a
painting is constructed: by building up layers of pigment.