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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boise Weekly Cover Auction

All of the Artwork on the Boise Weekly is donated by the artist. Each year the weekly has an art auction to sell all of the art (there are a lot of weeks in a year!) and this years is November 12, 2008 at the Idaho State Historical Museum. Doors open at 5pm and the Live auction is at 6pm.

I have a piece and it is a painting of the Black cliffs in the foothills. It may be and opportunity to get a piece of my work for a low price!! Hope you find a beauty to bid on!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


8th Annual SOUP PARTY

Holiday Art Sale!!

November 30, 2008 - 4-7 pm - at Foxtrot

I am hard at work in my studio preparing for this years event. For those of you that are new to this event it began as a way for me to share my pottery with friends. The idea was that you would buy a bowl and I would fill it with some home made soup. Then it just kept growing and growing and became a way for folks to get unique Christmas gifts directly from a local artist. For the first time this event is being hosted at a business and I will be able to focus on chatting with guests about my artwork. Paintings and jewelry will also be available.

WHERE: Foxtrot Style for Living in the Linen District 1419 W. Grove Street Boise, Idaho (208) 344-0979

WHEN: November 30th, 2008 -Sunday- from 4-7 pm