My current work is inspired by the simple process of layering marks.
The marks coalesce into a community of forms that can become figurative, representative and may create patterns or morph into abstraction, which generally describes my monotype work (the Clam Series). The mark and the line will tell me what to do, what steps to take next, if I am a good listener.
The direction in my representative work is driven by exploration of iconic shapes and images, overlooked beauty in common objects (the Cracker Series), detritus and perceived
nuisances (the Mud Lake Series), all a constant expansion of themes I've carried in my mind's eye throughout my career as an artist.
My studio is located in a refurbished antique English-style barn. I work in a few mediums: watercolor, ink, acrylic, oil and produce monotypes and drypoint etchings on a large press located in the studio barn. I have a flat file of work as well as framed pieces currently available.
The last few decades I have divided my time and creativity as a fine artist, editorial illustrator, graphic designer, forager, cook, organic gardener, life-partner and mother.
Please contact me directly via email if you are interested in pricing, details, a commission or if you would like to arrange a Covid-safe studio visit .
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
Currently lives in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,
Tufts University, Medford, MA;
1984 BFA Painting and Printmaking
Select Solo Exhibitions
2020-2016 revolving exhibit Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge, MA
2017 Alford Studio BarnSpace, Alford, MA; Clams, Crackers & Furballs
1991 Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1989 Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
1988 Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
1987 Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
1981 Images Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
1980 Images Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Select Group Exhibitions
2018 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; Matereality
2012 PS Project Space, New York, NY; Hullabaloo Collective: Joie de Vivre
2006 Meeting House, New Marlborough, MA
1993 Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK;
North West Tales: Contemporary Narrative Painting (traveled)
1990 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
Stewart-Schneider Gallery, Boise, ID
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA;
NW x SW: Painted Fictions (traveled)
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Centennial Biennial
1989 Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.; Art for Collectors: Talent in the 80s
Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow; Field and Stream (traveled)
The Herrett Museum, Twin Falls, ID; Centennial Edition II
1988 Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT; Invitational
1987 Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; The 5th Idaho Biennial
1984 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Juried SMFA Show
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; National Smallworks
2006 Association of Partners for Public Lands; Media Award for The Little Creek
1989 Idaho Commission on the Arts; Fellowship Award for Artistic Excellence
Federal Reserve Board; Collector’s Purchase
1987 Boise Art Museum; Award of Distinction - Purchase
IABC/Los Angeles Design Award, with Linda Warren; Design and Illustration