I have always been profoundly responsive to color and the sensations color can provoke. My work has been described as an artistic oxymoron: both loud and quiet, solid and transparent, hand-made and precise, delicate and aggressive, exuberant and restrained, formal and emotional. It is a reflection of me, an artist of blended culture who is both loud and quiet, urban and rural, delicate and aggressive, masculine and feminine, adventurous and routine.
I was born in the stormy seaside of rural northwest Oregon and lived on the West Coast for most of my life. I now reside in the sparse arid beauty of New Mexico. I miss the ocean, but find solace in the high desert.