In paintings and mixed media pieces, I use a variety of techniques to explore and celebrate color, line and texture. Inspired by nature, I use watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, gouache, pastels and enhanced monoprints in abstract or representational ways to express the sense of wonder and joy that I find in the world around me. Each medium has its own properties, and they inform each other, conveying vision, surprise, harmony and the beauty of finding one’s place in the natural world.
Fascinated with light and color from an early age, I grew up in a family that made things. My path as an artist has led me all over the world. At Oberlin College I majored in Art and earned a teaching certification in art. Although my career path has led me in other direction (as a landlord, a college chaplain and a counselor), creating art and having opportunities to teach and study different mediums has sustained me. I love to try new media and techniques and have pursued learning in Italy, Virginia, New England and in North Carolina. Over the past 40 years I have exhibited in a number of shows, and once had the honor of making a liturgical vestment for Desmond Tutu. Recently, Star Fangled Press in Brevard, NC, hosted a solo show of my enhanced monoprints and “WNC Woman Magazine” selected one of my paintings for its cover. I am delighted to be a member of this cooperative gallery, Number 7 Arts.