My early years were spent as a graphic designer which cemented my love for black & white, positive and negative shapes and spaces. An avid outdoors-person, nature, fish & water, to name a few, inspire my artwork. When designing, I've found the power of letting images emerge within other images while attempting to let go of time and outer limitations or restrictions - is key. That's when "the good stuff" can happen.
I have resided in Oregon for over 33 years with my husband Jeff. We have two grown daughters who live nearby in the Willamette Valley. Art and culture, the Oregon valley and coast are home to us. Our home and studio in the beautiful rolling hills of Oregon City, are located 18 miles south of Portland, and are home to a shared- space Art Center, where teaching artists from across America & Canada teach 3-5 day workshops.
My current work reflects my love of nature, and I express this through the use of chalk pastels, carving into linoleum blocks, and creating prints. My newest work includes joining my designs in copper with embossed leather works, which are one of a kind, created one at a time. I don't stay still for long, and constantly search for new and interesting ways to create, while sharing this space with other artists and students.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Marylhurst University
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RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR
Print Arts Northwest, Portland, OR
510 Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR
Mt. Hood Cultural Center Museum & Gallery
Pastel Society of Oregon
Print Arts Northwest