Jeweler, PotterMember Since 2007
I cannot remember a time that I did not create art. Art is both an outlet and reflection of where I am at that particular moment in time. I consider myself a process driven artist and am most happy when engaged in the act of making art. I began with a strong background in drawing and painting and over a decade ago got deeply involved in working with both clay and metals. Both clay and metal offer the artist immediacy and demand that the artist work with the medium and not against it. In all creative work there is a conversation that opens; entering into this dialog allows me to become a co-collaborator with the material itself. I enjoy exploring the interaction between painting and sculptural mediums. I love using tactile materials, something that has crossed over into my mixed media paintings. Working in different mediums allows me to expand concepts further then the confines of one medium or process. In my work, I explore portraits, the figure, animals, birds and natural and organic forms and their abstractions.