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Boise, Idaho, United States

Artist's Bio

Art is my first language. I remember observing the colors in a sunset before learning how to read. This passion for color and observation led me to become an artist with a penchant for fresh air and intrigue in the mystery of nature.

Growing up in the sheltered Pennsylvania forest with daily images of moss underfoot and leaf filtered sky left space for plenty of dreaming and solitary time in nature. This deep connection to the aesthetic of the natural environment informs my artwork. Themes of lens, space and time occur in all of my media. Exploration in surface and layer is repeated in my work. At times my art is realistic and graphic in nature, and others it becomes very tactile and uses the medium to fully explore a texture. Each day I unfold new work in my home studio.

Art comes from an ephemeral experience. A fleeting moment can inspire a passionate fluidity in line and color. It can also be gained through knowing about your environment and the history that occurred over time in ones places of inspiration.

As an artist that wants to preserve the western landscape, I recall the forms of earth I visit, reviving them with clay and paint. At times I will mix basalt from local cliffs into my ceramics and reform the earth in my kiln. I am led to define my vibrant composition by the draining of snowmelt in the hills and the way it carves the land while journeying to the river. Dark recesses occurring naturally in rock and earth are my shades, while the colors at the close of each day, which are most saturated, define my palette.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


WHEN: October 2 / 6-9 pm / First Thursday
WHERE: Foxtrot Style For Living /
1419 W. Grove St. / 344-0979
For those you know, for those you love, & even for you! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy an evening you will not want to miss, embracing all those that cancer has touched. Enjoy delicious pastries, cancer fighting treats, wine and a full bar. There will be live music and fun for all!
I will be featuring "pink" jewelry as well as my clay canvas pendant necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.
Percentages of each sale will go to fighting cancer!
Hope to see you and your friends!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Soup Party

The 8th Annual SOUP PARTY is comming soon!

I had such success at last years holiday art sale that I am moving this art sale to Foxtrot Style for Living in the Linin District! We are shooting for November 30, 2008 from 4-7pm. I am hard at work thowing pottery and creating more signature chopstick bowls since they were such a hit last year. Here are some of the items I will have at the show.