Artist Statement

In creating art, I strive to incorporate beauty, personal experience and a meditative spirit.  My multimedia paintings and collages integrate many aspects of the visual world: illustration, printed materials, images from art history, personal photos and letters, and stamps made from my collection of jewelry.

My work has been described as romantic (sometimes with a tinge of sadness), colorful, textural, and layered.  Although I often have a theme in mind when I begin to work, the painting or collage develops gradually, as I  intuitively build up layers.  The layers themselves convey a sense of memory and the passage of time.