Artist Statement

I am a mixed media artist and my creative process is different depending what medium I am using. With drawing, painting or mixed media, I  start with putting down line and color in a relaxed, playful way with the tools I am using.  If I am using mixed media I move around whatever objects I have, and I start to see other things that could go with the piece.  I don’t like to plan anything in the beginning, It flows better if it is effortless and fun. Often, while taking a walk an idea will come to me.

Recently, I have used  found discarded materials  or things I collect from friends and acquaintances. I construct, arrange, and embellish with painting and drawing to create cohesive large wall size  pieces that explore and highlight contemporary and personal issues.



Santa Cruz CA