I am a printmaker making monotypes and monoprints.
Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface and transferring to paper with a press or by hand. Monoprints have a permanent matrix, either relief or drypoint. I create variable editions, work sharing a common object or theme.
I live in Western Massachusetts and am an artist member of Zea Mays Printmaking.
I received a liberal arts education with a major in studio art. I retired from years in libraries and have been a studio member of Zea Mays Printmaking since 2006, where I have worked independently and studied under studio faculty.
I have exhibited locally, regionally, and out of the Pioneer Valley in group shows with Zea Mays Printmaking. Over the past ten years I have been very active in Easthampton City Arts, the arts organization in my hometown.
I draw inspiration from forms, shapes, objects, landscapes, or experiences.
Through a process of accidental and intentional marks over many layers and passes through the press, I transform and alter the original. I love color and line and suggestive marks.
I look for both balance and dynamism. Many layers of ink application comprise each piece.
This is the beauty of the process. Each monotype has its own history.