Intrigued by the relationship of geometry and man-made form to the natural and organic world around us, my work is conceived by layering paper, print images, paint and pastel.
I might choose subject matter that could be considered not beautiful, like industrial forms or telephone wires, but I appreciate how they relate to their landscape and environment.
I work in a variety of mediums, sometimes simultaneously. I allow traces of previous marks to appear from beneath, forming a moving conversation between past and present. The edges can remain rough, to create distinct lines and highlight angles or larger forms. A word or a photographic element may add to a more complex narrative, beyond the first glance. My interest is in what lies beneath.
My years designing books became a foundation for my visual art, often incorporating text; I began my newest series of paintings about the Mississippi Delta and its rich multi-faceted culture, held together by a muddy river and its profound history.
I have a studio on the North Shore of Massachusetts and spend the other part of my time on Mount Desert Island, Maine.