Image making is a way to interact and reflect my experiences. Through printmaking I arrange alter and layer forms of shape and color. I enjoy exploring variation and combine a variety of media making visual connections. I constantly find inspiration from nature, the figure or simply responding to what is around me when I travel.
I focus mostly on monotype printmaking by directly painting on a plate and additionally use other printmaking techniques such as etching, lithography, woodcut or photography. I like the fluidity of working back and forth in these media as I strive for an organic balance by listening to the energy in a piece. I create visual stories of memory, place and time.
In addition to my professional career as a painter and a printmaker I am an art professor teaching drawing, printmaking, design, book arts and papermaking at Cape Cod Community College for over 24 years. I enjoy an ever- inspiring interaction between creating and teaching art.
In the last few years I have explored digital processes to layer, alter and combine drawing, photography and printmaking. As part of ArtSynergies, a group of seven artists, www.artsynergies.com I have embarked on an exploration of how digital images can be combined with traditional techniques of printmaking to expand creative possibility.