MFA, Printmaking, University of Montana
BA, Art History and American Studies, Williams College
My painting process is always an exploration, starting from the initial inspiration and moving through the process, through which the idea often morphs far from the starting point.
Acrylic paint allows thin washes, thick strokes, and everything in between. Most of my painting include multiple layers using these various techniques.
One of the primary challenges is when to stop. Once I've stopped, I study the image for a while and usually go back and change something. Sometimes a lot of somethings.
The core question for me is to ask again, "What is this painting/process about?" The answer gudes the next steps.