Personal Note

Visual and emotional immersion is what I pursue in my work to express an interior landscape which combines with reflections in world mythology, archetypal concepts, human emotion and nature. The paintings are a personal exploration which give me an opportunity to break down the elemental aspects of a subject, allowing light, color, shape, and balance to become flexible.  I can feel the work rising, as well as see images, before approaching the canvas to paint in a direct, engaged relationship with the piece, as it has a life of its own. I follow it, allowing my own energy to respond to and work alongside the energy of the work. I am able to feel who I am, in painting and in life, in the process.


Photography is an immediate interface between the magnetism which pulls me towards inspirations, and time. Where I live, or happen to be in the world, I want to explore the intimacy of being there, as life is happening now, immersed in the fleeting moment of culture and peoples’ lives. Those moments tell a story, often through the map of the human face. And that story is my story. 



East End Gallery Summer Show (2014)

East End Gallery Summer Show (2013) 



Henry and Elsie Clay Gallery, Orinda CA (2004)

Lafayette Gallery, Lafayette, CA (2002)



Nantucket Arts Council Show (2013)

Out of the Box, NAC Show (2012)

O art @33 Washington, Nantucket, MA (2012)

Red, Nantucket, MA (2012)

Fish Cake, Honolulu, HI (2010-2011)

Association of Hawaiian Artists 41st Annual Contemporary Show, Honolulu, HI (2011)  

Sustainable Art, Honolulu, HI, installations:

     paintings, sculpture (April, May, June 2010)


California College of the Arts (CCA)


Beach Reads Anthology, Paradise, 2019, short story and poetry (Summer 2019)

Laguna Beach Anthology of Poetry and Fiction, short story (2018)

Porsche Passion, Pando Magazine, short story (2018)

Beach Reads Anthology, Lost and Found, 2018, photography and short story (Summer 2018)

Laguna Beach Independent, poetry (November 2017)

Senses and Desire, issue 3, no barking aRt, London, short story (2015)

She, issue 2, no barking aRt, London, poetry (2014)



Tom Smith, Vineet Vohra, India (Street Photography)

Annie Leibovitz, Master Class Photography

Tom Smith, Los Angeles, (Leica, SL)



Laguna Beach Radio, poetry reading (May 2019)

ACK Radio interview (September 2012)

New England Home Magazine (2012)



OC Museum of Art

Third Street Writers

Laguna Poets

Wharf Rat Club, Nantucket, MA 


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Felderstien     2017

All art is autobiographical - the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography”.
— Federico Fellini