My work is about parts of my everyday life: animals, landscapes, people, plants, fruits and vegetables; nature. Most of the pieces begin with a drawing or sketch of something I’ve noticed that has caught my attention, or a drawing made from a photo I’ve taken. I rely more on observation than imagination, though in observing, what I am really looking for is that moment when the ordinary suddenly reveals itself as extraordinary, timeless, even sublime.
This can present itself in different ways: form, color, relationship, contrast, significance. Reality continually amazes me.
I have worked in a variety of media: drawing, pastels, watercolors, oils, printmaking (monotypes, drypoint, wood block and linoleum block prints), wood carving, bronze. Printmaking is my current focus. I began doing monotypes in the late 1990s, as well as relief prints. More recently I’ve begun to study moku hanga (traditional Japanese method of wood block printing), a wonderful technique.