Drawing is my passion. Its directness and intimacy gives me the freedom to follow a gesture, to access the flow of energy, to play with space. Exploring the subtleties of light and dark is central to my work. Through the medium of charcoal, I discover the world of the body: how we relate to the space inside and outside ourselves; how the energy of air, water, fire and earth touch and transform the way we see, feel and move; how shadows of the ribs contain the heartbeat; how starlight rests upon the skin. The drawings evolve slowly and intuitively, revealing a sensuality and truth that I have found intriguing and dynamic.
Through the medium of pen and ink, I doodle and delight in simple, quick lines moving fluidly across the paper. It's a process where music, fashion, and daydreaming flow into drawings of diverse combinations and rich exchanges.
Scissors in hand, I make collages exploring the freedom and fun of visual play. I get lost in the joy of selecting, cutting, and rearranging images. The process begins as I discover the infinite possibilities life offers through the spaciousness of an open heart. Children, animals, and nature lead the way. I began my blog, Visual Play, on Tumblr in April 2013 where I post a new collage each week. I invite you to join me in these adventures of scissors & glue blending with imagination in the exquisite present.
During two summers in 2009 and 2011 and in the fall of 2021, I have had the great fortune to be invited to a residency program at Two Dot Schoolhouse Studios. The studios are in the town of Two Dot, Montana that is completely surrounded by meadow, hills, mountains and that gorgeously big sky. It is a place of stillness and quiet that allowed me to connect with the beauty and wonder of a landscape immensely open and a sky constantly changing.
Check out the new collections of my drawings and collages at my store.
Art prints and other designs of my collages along with some fun new surprises can be purchased through my shop on Redbubble.
*All drawings and collages with asterisks on my blog Visual Play and in the Portfolios are available for sale.