Born in Hyde Park, in Chicago IL. I studied painting & sculpture at Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles- Parsons School of Design in partnership with Otis Art Institute in the 1980's. I also studied sculpture, painting & fiber arts at ASU- Arizona State University.
I launched an art career with an art-design company, now world-renowned, creating paintings for the Trade via NY Art Expo & other worldwide expos. Later down the road I started exhibiting my work in galleries and designer showrooms in Scottsdale & Sedona, Chicago, upstate New York, Florida, Maui, Georgia, North Carolina, and California. I had giclee reproductions made of 3 paintings with a company in Madrid, Spain for a number of years. All the while, I traveled around solo in my studio-on-wheels, a 30ft RV, in the U.S. mainland & Hawaii (without the RV). I've settled, for a bit, back in the Southwest.
My paintings are mixed media on canvas, paper, wood, clay: collaged papers & fabrics, texture mediums, acrylic, ink, charcoal, wax pencils & crayons, sometimes oil, glitter and little things I find interesting are occasionally embedded in the goop.
My early 1980s work, Alex Arden Gallery exhibit