Primarily an oil painter, working with both oils, and cold wax and oil, I also work in egg tempera and gold leaf, watercolors, assemblage, and stained glass.
I have studied under the inimitable Rebecca Crowell, in both the US and Italy, learning about cold wax and its myriad applications to fine art. The process of adding wax and pigment, and then subtracting selectively through scraping, solvents and other tools made sense to me immediately and seems, the perfect artistic analogy for a life well-lived.
I believe all work is an expression of the innate urge to connect, and that the stories they tell are important. My favorite painting is always the one that just came off the easel. I love hearing what other people see in my work since the psychology of frame of reference and point of view fascinates me. We all bring something new and wondrous with us to a piece when we view it.
I hold a degree in Piano Performance, and I have found that the commonalities between the language of music and the language of visual art are vast. They play well together. Having recently lost a good portion of my hearing, I am grateful to have the language of the visual still readily available.
As a fine artist, my work has been shown in galleries nationally, including the historic Hotel Congress and the Tucson Botanical Gardens, as well as galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, Houston, and Tubac, AZ.
My paintings have found homes with collectors in AZ, CA, OR, NM, CO, NH, IL, MA, NY, OK, TX, FL, and many other states.