When I was a little younger I explored the California and Utah deserts, packing a Rolliecord medium-format camera and black and white film.  

After years working almost exclusively in charcoal, I have recently entered the world of color.    My artwork explores light, shadow, spirit, and the primitive.    My blog explores illusions and visual processing and I use my artwork as a tool for exploring these issues. 

I grew up in Indiana before moving to California to study Biology at Stanford.  After college I taught high school Physics and German in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


In my late 20's I  entered UC San Francisco Medical School.  After medical school I spent a year doing basic science vision research at the Koret Vision Center at UCSF, then went on to do my surgical residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.



contact me

For Scott Brown, Alice,

and each of my children