My artwork is largely nature-inspired, particularly by the
magnificent mountain areas in and around
. I strive to bring into my work the feelings I am left with after
walking in the woods for an hour, after seeing a new (for me)
feathered wonder on a branch, after watching shadows dance across
the snowscape during sunset.
has a meditative, detailed and labor-intensive nature, which involves
nearly all the senses. I have explored many areas of visual art, but
find the challenge of printmaking to be captivating; Carving my own
designs, the feel & aroma of the wood, polishing of the copper,
mixing my inks into the perfect color, the pressing of each creation,
layer by layer, into the paper.
I started out thinking that relief printmaking was the end-all,
be-all, as I've discovered intaglio techniques & collagraphy, I've
decided that anything under the Printmaking umbrella is for me!
I move from a copper plate etching to a linocut or woodcut relief
print to a monoprint and back again, often having more than one
project cooking at a time.