Born in Berkeley, California in 1946, majored in Urban Planning at the University of Washington, and served as a VISTA Volunteer in Boise, in 1969-1970. Directed the Boise-based consulting firm Planmakers 1977 to 2017, offering city planning, historic preservation, and urban design studies. Key projects include initiating the 8th St Marketplace, Boise Depot Restoration, Boise Cultural District Plan and Capitol Boulevard Plan. As President of Preservation Idaho, oversaw the restoration of the 1864 Surgeon’s Quarters at the Boise VA Medical Center. Influenced by partner JanyRae Seda, traveling to art shows all over the west and exploring art museums and galleries at every opportunity. In 2017 built and opened Bertram Studio creating over 39 mixed media and collage works, joining BOSCO in 2018.
My intent is to create art that is thought-provoking and stimulating. I take on subjects that are relevant to today’s life and that will help the viewer better appreciate an issue or subject.
My collages tell a story, which unfolds as a drama or interaction of ideas and places. Fitting together materials and components with layers of paper can change what is first seen to a larger impression of thought.
My desire is to enjoy the process of research, exploration and execution that freeze’s moments in time, awakening a viewer’s imagination and pleasure.