Thank you for visiting. Browse through the pages; they are loosely organized by theme and media. I plan to add more pages and images so please come back again to see a wider array of work. I would love to hear comments and to answer any questions you may have.
It is my nature to jump back and forth between sometimes disparate projects. I have no more control of that tendency than I do over my breathing and I plan to continue both. An idea or a problem can catch my imagination, nag at my thoughts, tug me in different directions and to different solutions for months or years until I finally get my fill. Obsession is a fertile ground for art and once the fire is quieted, the skills and knowledge remain to inform the next round of making and fixation. The work I do on one project naturally informs my choices on the other projects which are in process at the same time.
The natural world is full of strange wonders and geometries. Natural elements such as plants, landscape and rocks are most often the starting point for my work. Art is about the experience of life; its subject is our thoughts, emotions, and senses. At its best, art points out something new to the viewer such as beauty in an everyday object, symmetry in what seems like chaos, a new perspective on a social issue or anything which deepens our experience and understanding of our lives.
I make a wide variety of fine art and craft pieces. On the fine art end of the spectrum, I make large oil paintings, sculpture, fine art prints and photography. On the craft side, I hand print fabric, sew quilts, make jewelry, garden and pursue whatever discipline catches my interest. Art happens when a piece enriches our experience of life beyond the mundane.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and I received my Bachelors degree in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. I moved to New York City in 2001 to join Hunter College's Master of Fine Art program. I currently live in Orange County, NY with my husband and son.