My role as an artist is to be open, curious, and available to experience
beauty. I then may be able to interpret that beauty into my work, so the
viewer may be moved by the feeling within it.
is influenced by asian aesthetics and philosophy. Tho I feel there are many
complexities inside my imagery, I struggle with the contradiction that comes
in paring my work down to the simplest form, as tho a seventeen syllable
My creative life began as a freelance writer, and commercial & editorial
photographer. Since 1991, I have been concentrating on limited-
editioned fine-art, and my most extensive body of work is in the still life
genre. I also work with the landscape, and the female nude. I print my work in
black & white and color, using both traditional photographic processes
& archival pigment ink on fine cotton printmaking papers. In recent years
I have begun a natural flowering of my work using mixed-media.
work has been exhibited internationally…is in museum, corporate, and private
collections in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Japan. I live and
work from my studio & home in the forested foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in northcentral Washington State – surrounded by nature which stimulates my
spirit and influences my artwork.