As a watercolor painter and printmaker I find inspiration in my garden and the everyday things around me. I work with recurring themes such as dragonflies, irises, trees, chairs, and window reflections to name a few. I love patterns, whether cast by shadow, printed on fabric, or found in nature.
Whether I’m working from sketches or my own photos, I have a generally clear idea of what I want to convey in my watercolor paintings, woodcuts, and linocuts. However, my approach in my other printmaking practices is a little different. Through layering and experimentation, I often explore themes further, combine print mediums, and change directions before resolving a print.
I love the way watercolor flows and settles into the texture of the paper and I love the sound the ink makes as it is being rolled out onto a surface. Creating art to me is like drinking coffee-I need to do it every day to maintain my sanity!