Art is communication. I have written all of my life, stories about people, places, and ideas. My visual art is another way of communicating. Line, shape, color, and texture tell the story whether it’s my impression of a field of flowers at twilight or moths gathering under the moon.
As with writing, research is one of my greatest pleasures in designing art. I gather information though my own photography, drawings, and images—online and print. A combination of sources helps me better communicate thoughts and emotions, leads me through a more satisfying process, and enables me to create more complete and thoughtful artwork.
While my recent art is representational, I don’t strive for realism. Instead, I abstract elements, motifs, and figures into a cartoon-like quality. Since learning to embroider in grade school, handwork has played a large role in my life. I embroider to define or add motifs, create texture, and provide the viewer with an additional layer of interest.