The process of making art for me is part meditation, part storytelling, and always an attempt to communicate from the heart. The edges of an image define a small, specific piece of the infinite  world, at a particular time, from my particular point of view. The space in a painting is a metaphor for existence; the image is a record of my experience. The qualities of the materials-viscosity and color of paint, mark-making and charcoal textures in drawing, color, texture, layering, and surprises in printmaking are all just as important as the images and ideas. Each painting, drawing, print, collage, or book is a dialogue: an interaction between the materials, internal experience, external experience, observation, ideas, and memory. 

I have been making art for as long as I can remember. I graduated from Cornell University in 1982 with a BFA in painting, and from Boston University in 1985 with an MFA in Studio Teaching. I taught art in one way or another, including 30 years in public elementary schools, until I retired from teaching in June 2023. I continue to work in my studio in Foxborough, MA. 


Artist Talk, Off Main Gallery 8/18