I am a local mixed media/paper collage artist and graphic designer. The primary focus of my artwork is nature, the northwest, and local wildlife. My years as a graphic designer, and my love of vintage papers and typography, add complexity and meaning that can be seen throughout my work.
The peace of mind I get from being outside in the natural world has been my refuge throughout my life. It is also the driving force for my work. Hiking, gardening, or just hanging out on my patio, I am constantly inspired and filled with ideas for creating new works. My love of animals and the happiness I find depicting them in my collage paintings brings me enormous joy. To create my pieces, I use a variety of mediums and materials including vintage papers, books, stamps, maps, handmade papers, watercolors, acrylics, pen, and ink. There is no greater compliment than when someone tells me that I have captured the spirit of the subject. That is my goal in every painting.
Gallery Representation: The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene
Prints available locally for purchase at Pottery Place Plus in downtown Spokane