As a child, I took painting lessons from Mrs. Edwards, a British grandma whose husband served tea and scones at each lesson. From then on, the aromatic combination of oil paint and Earl Gray has held my attention, along with a compulsion to capture the elegance of light as it interacts with the world.
I explore the connections between the old /new and the ordinary/sublime in my work, mostly painting and collage. My love for antiquity, light and color mixes with my desire to be unique. I strive to employ recycled materials whenever possible while resisting the natural compulsion to be a pack rat.
Works include realistic interpretations of interiors, landscapes and figures. I also create pet portraits, sculptures and functional painted items because it all feeds the process.