Artist Statement

In my last series, using oil paint mixed with cold wax medium on wood panel, I applied many layers of contrasting values, hues and textures. In these paint layers I may add pastel, graphite, charcoal, ash, and marble dust. It is then time to take away layers or areas by scraping, solvent reduction, or carving. I do not know what I will find.  I am discovering. In this discovery I keep what is working and remove what is not. I am responding to what I see which gives me momentum to develop the image. The adding and subtracting goes on  sometimes for a long time. The result may be representational or on the brink of reality.

I have exhibited in various shows in Santa Cruz County, including the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery.  I am currently exhibiting in the deYoung Open Exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco until January 3rd, 2021.   I will be exhibiting at the Scotts Valley Library in a solo show to be announced after more details related to Covid 19.

B.A. Dance, Mills College

Art Education  see details on CV of website


701 Highland Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, USA