Artist’s Statement






Gin river photo

My work embraces the celebration of land and natural phenomena.  Early life in Eastern Washington and current life in Oregon’s High Desert, both with their spare, elegant landscapes and panoramic  views directly inform my work as a  printmaker.  Rugged outcroppings, rimrock and seemingly empty lands hold subtle beauty on both micro and macro levels.  My palette and use of texture are inspired by daily walks through this amazing space.

Renditions of place are created by exploring stratification through the use of an etching press, multiple layers of inks and additional methods of mark making.  The results are suggestions of the land and mood to which I am so connected.

Places I hold within.  Breathing space.

These are the places that know me.