I have loved drawing from the time I could hold a crayon. I still begin with drawing. It may be a quick sketch or a more sustained study. I use the process of drawing to abstract and simplify what I see and to discover the drama of my subject. To find my subject I turn to the light. I have lived in the striking tropical light of Venezuela and the softer light of Burgundy. I now make my home on the coast of Maine, where the light is sharp and clear.
When I draw and paint, I slow down and look very carefully, and I can spend a lot of time placing a mark or a color. When I make that move, I want the stroke to record the form and carry the energy of the reflected light. My work moves between the mediums of painting, printmaking, and drawing. My exploration of these mediums has a common thread in the enjoyment of historic imagery. My love of history is an influence on my work. My subjects often are things that have been around for a long time, such as ancient cave paintings, medieval architecture, or old summer camps that are rich with family history.