MFA, Printmaking, University of Montana
BA, Art History and American Studies, Williams College
My current focus is acrylic painting, both representational and non-representational.
I find inspiration in the natural world: the seasons, light, gardens. In the way people move, in their faces. And in spontaneity, color, music.
Most of my painting begins quickly. After I stop, I let the painting rest overnight (or longer) and reassess. Sometimes I reassess for days and weeks, hanging the image and studying it. Most important is that the painting expresses meaning, a story of some sort; it's not just a rendering. If I'm not finding that meaning, I'll change it. Some of my paintings have multiple images layered within them as I search for this sensibility.