I have always walked a creative path - with the paintbrush, the camera and the computer. I grew up wandering the halls of the Metropolitan Museum and the MOMA – studying with the Formalists and the Modernists. On those long Saturday mornings, I learned to be patient and to observe - the brushstroke and the line. My experience is circuitous and idiosyncratic: painting and printing techniques, oil with glazes and washes; lithography with stone and plate. The mechanics of these processes are as exhilarating as the final form.
Living in Boston, San Francisco, Buffalo and now Holyoke, I continue to traverse the world through art - with my cameras, pen and ink, palate and brush, notebooks swollen and worn, stuffed with scraps of water-color paper, swatches of color, clippings found on abandoned tables, hastily snapped photos, sketches from past musings. Around my neck and tucked into inky bags are empty rolls of film. I carry multiple cameras - Medium Format, Stereoscopic and Digital – my visual diary of wanderings.
I earned an MFA in Visual Studies from SUNY University at Buffalo in 2009 where I taught seminars in lithography, intaglio, relief & letterpress. I am a Five College Associate affiliated with Hampshire College. I currently print on a Conrad Machine Combo Litho-Etching Press in the former offices of the newspaper, The Holyoke Sun.