ABOUT ME

I've been an artist since my earliest days in rural Arkansas, creating and leaving a legacy of my work in several locations.  Through formal training and self-initiated searching, I've experimented with a variety of media including wood, metal, stone, pastels, acrylic and oil painting.  My work is strongly influenced by my education at Washington University in St. Louis where I received a Master of Architecture degree in 1967.

For the 20 years after graduation, I mainly pursued a career as a city planner in St. Louis and San Francisco.  In both cities, I played a key role in formulating strategies for economic, social and physical development policies.  At the same time, however, I was also pulled by the desire to create.  I expressed those desires through periodic sculpting or painting binges or building things.  In St. Louis, my desire to build and create was fulfilled by renovating real estate.  In San Francisco, it was designing and building my own hilltop home.

By my forties, I had achieved my dreams of a house on a hill and a successful career as a planner.  However, the experience of designing and building my own home proved to be transitional for me.  The visions of my future changed as I started designing and making furniture for the house.  I began experimenting with layering techniques drawn from my planning experience working with topographic maps and models.  And I found to my amazement that the work I was creating had some substance and originality that was eliciting a very positive response.

In 1990, I moved to the Palm Springs area seeking a scaled-down lifestyle, warmer climate and larger workspace to create.  I found a classic 1961 midcentury modern house in the Cathedral City Cove neighborhood that I bought and converted the garage into a sculpture studio.  I refined my techniques of laminating forms, experimented with different material and finishes and explored the visual and structural possibilities of lamination through a series of abstract forms.  I started a series of life-size human sculptures, including my signature work "Rob" which helped me

In recent years, I've begun producing limited edition series of selected designs employing templates that enable me to more easily produce replications of the original design.  Each item produced is handmade, numbered, dated and signed.  I also continue to produce unique, one-of-a-kind sculptures, often at a much larger scale, and I occasionally create painted works to see how color affects the form.

 

express the beauty of natural wood.  I experimented with form and structure for functional art works such as chairs, tables, bowls and hats.  And I created a series of client-commissioned projects including sculptural installations, waterworks, garden structures and gates.

curriculum vitae

Education

1967                   Fulbright Fellowship, Arts & Crafts School, Oslo, Norway

1967                   Master of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1966                   Bachelor of Architectural Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1961                   Jonesboro High School, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Gallery Representation

2017 - Present   Simeon Den Gallery, Cathedral City, California

2016 - 18            Rebecca Fine Art gallery, Cathedral City, California

2015                   Flower & Hewes, Malibu, California

2014 - 15            Artisans, Palm Springs, California

2012 - 14            Lightbender Art Studios, Palm Desert, California

2012 - 13            Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna, california

2011 - 12            20 First Modern Vintage & Furnishings, Palm Springs, California

2011 - 12            Pierce Modern Gallery, Paso Robles, California

2010 - 12            Howard Schepp Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, California

2006 - 08            Venare Gallery, West Hollywood, California

2005 - 08            Ashland Hardwood Gallery, Ashland, Oregon

2000                   Galaxy Gallery, Palm Springs, California

1991 - 92            LA Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1991 - 92            Kirvan/Bartoszewicz Gallery, Palm Springs, California

1989                   Architects & Heros, San Francisco, California

Solo/Group Shows

2017                   SPECTRUM, Indian Wells, California

2017                   Cathedral City LGBTQ Group Show, Cathedral City, California

2016                   Bolero Unveiling, Flower & Hewes, Malibu, California

2016                   Modernism Kick-Off, Rebecca Fine Art Gallery, Cathedral City, California

2014                   Body Language, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

2010                   Atrium Art Show, Rancho Mirage, California

2009                   Cathedral City Artists Group Show, Cathedral City, California

1992                   Association Members Group Show, LA Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1992                   Artists Group Show, Kirvan/Bartoszewicz Gallery, Palm Springs, California

1989                   Robert E Reeves Sculptor Show, Architects & Heros, San Francisco, California                   

Contact

760 880-2375

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