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About my work and background

Printmaking and photography inspire me to experiment on parallel artistic levels of chance and the unexpected. When I am composing my work I feel almost as if I am walking around a bend and don’t know what is on the other side. I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and fly with it as soon as I get to the studio, almost not thinking as the work takes shape, form and color. There is infinite freedom in creating monotypes because there is no dress rehearsal. I use a variety of techniques for monotypes including collagraph, chine colle, solar etching and found objects,

I am an avid hiker and digital photographer and my stock of images is limitless. I spend much time in the Eastern Sierra Mountains photographing wildflowers, insects, snakes, an occasional bear, clouds and just about everything that grows or moves. Recently, sailing on San Francisco Bay has offered a whole new world of inspiration including old shipyards, tugboats, freighters and ever-changing weather patterns. Incorporating monotypes with digital images offers a vast range of unexpected possibilities and it is simply wonderful to live in these two artistic worlds.

Education and Exhibition:

Studies

Sonoma State University
BA Comparative Literature

College of Marin 1999-present
Multimedia/Printmaking

Style

Contemporary/Abstract

Juried Shows

Marin County Fair 2008, Photography

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 2008

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Group Show, 2008

Art League of Northern California, Novato, CA 2004-2007

College of Marin, Kentfield, Ca. 2004-2008

Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA Printmaking, 2004-2007

Art from the Heart, San Francisco, CA 2007

Marin Society of Artists, 2004

Affiliations

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Marin Arts Council

Art League of Northern California

National League of American Pen Women

Plateline Press