I am a printmaker using materials from nature (leaves, twigs, vines, feathers, etc.) on an etching press to make monotypes. My work focuses on the natural world. Monotypes are unique works made using the etching press and there are no “copies.” I develop these initial print images into finished pieces with other materials such as colored pencil, pastel, watercolor and collage.
The etching press allows me to create images that are “embossed” into the paper. The impressions in and on the paper lead in directions that are different each time. The same materials on the press can result in finished pieces which look and feel completely different. Each one has its own life as it begins to “find its voice”. I very much work on each image to find out “what it’s going to be.”
I live in Long Island City, a formerly industrial part of New York City, where I have my studio and a lovely garden. The garden provides me with both materials and subject matter.
I have a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in painting from the University of Iowa. My work is in many corporate and private art collections including Pfizer, Pepsico, J.C Penny, Credit Suisse, David Rockefeller JR., the Manhattan Musicians Union. I have exhibited in commercial galleries and alternative spaces in New York, Long Island and New England. I am a member of Long Island City Artists and the Long Island City Arts Open.