Taking inspiration from the natural world and my travels, I incorporate visual material from what I observe and what I can gather. Using contemporary monoprinting techniques along with painting and drawing, I continue to explore new ways to express the mystery and beauty that I encounter every day.
Having worked as a graphic designer for 25 years, my transition to printmaking was a natural progression. I appreciate the connection I have with my press. Monoprinting is an iterative process, working with shapes and textural elements in different combinations. The initial mark making can be a random arrangement that builds to a more deliberate composition. As in most abstract work, these prints are an exploration and the end is not apparent until the final layer. In my work, I use a variety of materials to create fluid shapes and graphic textures. My love of the oceans and a concern for the environment is often evident in my prints.