I have not always been an artist. I have a PhD in philosophy and for about 15 years I taught philosophy in Massachusetts before moving to Berkeley, California and working seriously in art.
My art journey began in print making. Several years ago I moved into painting and oil sticks provided a wonderful transition medium. Many of the same techniques and tools I used in printing are adaptable to oil and cold wax.
Artists have to be opportunistic and observant. I love the challenge of listening, truly listening, to what comes to you by chance as well as what comes to you by choice. Louise Bourgeoise said “I am what I do with my hands,” and that resonates strongly with me. It is important to me to do things differently, to try to be bold, personal, and inventive.
I have exhibited at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mendocino Art Center, Berkeley Art Center, Pacific Art League, Joyce Gordon Gallery, and Artworks Downtown, among others. I was an Artist in Residence at Mendocino Art Center in 2016-17.