I am a Mount Vernon based artist who was raised in the midwest, lived on both coasts, and has traveled the world. Recently retired from a successful business career, I can now focus on my art, which is heavily influenced by my travels, especially a 4 year residency in Japan.
In addition to drawing and painting, I have worked with mosaics, weaving, silk screening, toy making and writing. I love rich colors and textures and they strongly inform my mixed media and paintings. I see my work as representational, but now and then with abstractions that shift perspectives, giving the viewer the chance to see an everyday subject in a new light.
My roosters come from the ease at which they lend themselves to exaggeration, and their variety of color and form. They are a delight to paint.
The raptors were inspired by Bud Anderson’s Raptor class at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center. Their fierceness and grace intrigued me and my goal is to do a series of all the Skagit County raptors.