My passion for art began at California College of the Arts where I studied large scale ceramic sculpture. The renowned West Coast ceramic artist, Viola Frey, was on the faculty then and I was influenced by her work. After some years of working with clay on large sculptures, I felt a desire to try painting. Eventually, I became hooked on the substance of oil paint. What I love about this medium is its flexibility. Paintings can undergo changes at any time.
I love to experiment with different subjects and ways to apply paint to canvas. Along with various types of brushes, I use palette knives, tools from the hardware store, my gloved hands and anything else that I think will make a beautiful or unusual mark. I like to scrape back through areas just painted, too, because that makes another kind of mark.
My work is in numerous private, corporate collections and Northwestern University. I sometimes accept commissions.