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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.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

EROTICA - a figure painting show

"EROTICA" February 13th, 2009
A tasteful figure painting show featuring gallery artists!

The Artisan Gallery in Historic Downtown Eagle, Idaho

124 E State Street 939-5889

Opening Reception 6-9pm

Please join me at the opening reception. This a a new collection of my figure paintings! The diversity of work by gallery artists will delight and inspire. This show is sure to be a treat for a special valentine! Hope to see you and celebrate the love xoxo!

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 17, 2009 Art Opening Reception at Cafe Silos in Moscow, Idaho

Travois Way Cul de Sac from 5-9pm Saturday Night!!

I am looking forward to bringing my Palouse paintings to show in their rightful home....spread the word to the northerners!