I am a writer and artist. I work in a variety of mediums, including acrylic on canvas, and ink on paper. I’ve been making art since about age fifteen. I also represented the state of Washington at the National Chicken Cooking Contest.

Recently I had paintings at the Yuan Ru gallery, featuring this year’s zodiac animal, the rabbit (2023).

I went razor clamming on a whim and the experience inspired me to research and write a book,  Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest, published by University of Washington PressIt is available in hard or softcover. It describes an amazing phenomenon unique to the great Northwest. By the way, help make the razor clam the state clam.

At The Seattle Times I was on staff as visual arts critic. For Reflex and Aorta art magazines,  I was contributing editor. Back in the day I was director/founder of a comedy radio theater group and we wrote and performed at local theaters and festivals, and had some pieces aired on National Public Radio (NPR).  Lately, besides making art and writing books and haiku poetry,  I’ve been giving presentations on the razor clamming phenomenon as well as art of the Silk Road. Use the contact form to be in touch. Thanks.