I’m a naturalist by nature and temperament.
What I hope to do in my work is create an abstract landscape that captures nature’s essence. I live half the year in West Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The lush vegetation and moist earth in this climate have influenced my eye. My current work is a record of that.
I invite you to interpret and respond to this work in any manner you feel.
I call these collage paintings, “skins”. They are rigid, yet flexible layered constructions of paper, cloth, paint, gesso, paint, ink and pencil held together with stitching, embroidery, and medium. My personal photography plays a part in the content and design of the work. I use photography to jump- start the collage, and many times the initial photography is destroyed in this layering process; only to reemerge later.