am a multi-media artist. I work in pastels, acrylics, oil etching inks, graphite, india ink, charcoal, silkscreen, fiber, paper, wood, and digital design software like Illustrator and Photoshop. I love them all, and often have a hard time choosing what I want to use. When a press is available to me, I love the monoprint process. I prefer to work with oil etching inks directly on the printing plate to create a spontaneous effect. Each print is truly one of a kind. I love high quality paper and fabric. I like allowing each medium to pull me in directions other than I had planned.
I’m not preaching anything with my work and I’m not re-inventing the wheel. I like finding beauty in chaos. I love to explore the mushy space between the sky and windy riot of storm-swept trees, the shock of discovery between colors and the satisfying execution of a balanced design. The rest is up for interpretation. My firestorm could be someone else’s blazing sunset, and I’m okay with that.
Whenever possible, I draw, sew, and paint. Somehow my childish curiosity and love of making stuff survived private and public education, a short stint in higher education at UNH, and finally was enhanced and realized in the graphic design program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.