I make prints, drawings and all kinds of work on and of paper in my backyard studio
(and sometimes on my couch). For most of my career, my work has depicted various forms found in nature. Although I continue to be inspired by this subject matter, I have become more drawn to pattern, color, sweets and treats. I have watched the mood and rhythm of my work shift from a quiet mediation to a playful bounce and the palette of my work evolves from muted tones to vibrant hues.
The resulting prints and drawings are the evidence of a conscious search for happiness in my life and work. It is my hope that the subject matter now moves with more bounce than sway and that it vibrates more than languishes. This clear jump away from a historically melancholy world into a wholly celebratory place feels true. I decided to stop quietly resting in the shadows of memory and begin to walk in the light of day. I worked to leave behind the quiet drifting and take giant steps toward celebratory dancing.
According to Kandinsky’s notion of inner necessity, what the artist puts into the
work of art comes through to the viewer. I hope it is clear that I find real happiness
in the making. Some titles of my work honor the people and places that have and continue to bring me joy, movements or actions that make me smile, and sweet
flavors and candies that will brighten up anyone’s day.
I hope they bring you joy.