I am a part of all that I have met. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
I’m an artist, writer, director, musician – in no particular order. My wife Liz, son Cavin and I call California home, yet we have left huge chunks of our Pu’uwai in Hawaii where we lived and served as school teachers and church planters (Elevate Church) for three years- A hui hou.
I graduated from California Baptist University in Southern California with a B.F.A. in visual and performing arts.
My work has showed in Colorado, Hawaii and California. I maintained a permanent presence in Hawaii at the prestigious Chase & Hanes gallery until they were forced to close their doors in 2009 due to the economy.
We returned to the mainland in 2007 to be closer to family. I felt called to ministry, but not the traditional kind- something more artsy. I was cool with that- like I had a choice. I became the director of production arts at Yosemite Church in Merced as of January 2008.
I grew up all over California with brief moments in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Belarus and of course, Hawaii.
I am the owner of ShuCreative Designs, a creative outfit.
I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO BECOME ONE OF THE 12 LOCAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND AUTHORS TO BE PROFILED IN OUR LOCAL ART EVENTS NEWSLETTER. The local art event newsletter goes out on line to over 250 members each month, so this is an opportunity for you to promote yourself as an artist or writer. The profiles will also be featured on the Art-Tique web site.http://www.art-tique.org
Criteria for artists, photographers and writers: the document should be 200 words or less, and in word format (Do not send pdf documents or other formats that cannot be cut and pasted). You may also submit a jpeg photo of yourself, your work or your gallery. Please be advised that the document may be subject to editing by Art-Tique. It should contain information about you, why you create your art or write, and the galleries or bookstores locations where your art or books can Be found, and your website (if available).
To submit your information, send your profile to Art-Tique@att.net. Subject line should be Local Artist Profile or Local Writer Profile. For more information contact Gail at 559-960-2428.