My work explores the personality of water. I am influenced and inspired daily by observing
the lakes, streams, and marshes that surround me in rural New Hampshire. I am drawn to
water’s reflective stillness as well as its capacity for transformation, seamless adaptability, and
proclivity to follow the path of least resistance. Appearing constant as it rushes, water is the
perfect embodiment of permanence and impermanence. By observing it, there is much to
learn about navigating life.
The paintings are done in acrylic on cradled panel. There are multiple layers of paint applied
over a contrasting ground. The drips are created using a spray bottle of water on applied paint
and then blotted at various stages of dripping and drying. Layers of color are built up to create
depth and dimension.
The monotypes are done on steel plates using mixed etching inks, then rolled by hand through
an etching press. The first impressions done on handmade paper is then used as plates to make
additional impressions. The images are built with several – usually 10 to 20 – different
impressions transferred to one sheet of paper. Mostly I use imported, handmade paper with
various textures and rich colors. Each is a unique print, although sometimes I use the ghosted
image left on the plate after the final pull to create variations on a theme.