My artwork focuses on subtleties in form, color and movement. I try to show the viewer beauty in simple organic images and shapes. When you see the different media I work in you will notice strong connections between them.

September 24, 2013

 I love the way combinations of material show strengths and weaknesses.  With some new pieces, I am exploring the balances of heavy and light, strong and weak and positive and negative space.
I will try to find some new materials and see what I come up with. These are the ones I have become comfortable with until now. Time to explore!

September 16, 2013

I just received my Ebay shipment of vintage hammers!

So excited to try them all on some hammered jewelry. For now, I tried them all out on a piece of scrap copper just to see what happens. I think that for $20, I got some real treasures! :)
My advice is: Don't spend a fortune on specialty hammers!

September 16, 2013


I think it might be interesting for you to see one of my paintings hanging. It shows the scale and the feeling of the piece in the context of its environment. I happen to have a very green wall in my living room that gives this painting a really organic vibe.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How do you know when your painting is really done and how do you stop yourself from overdoing it? For me, I use my instinct, but I don't always get it right. This one is done!


Tuesday, September 2, 2013

Almost done!
I'm feeling so much better! I was a little stuck with this painting until yesterday when I just got inspired to work on it. It has been very helpful taking pictures along the way. It gives me an opportunity to step away from the piece and just look at it in a different way ( on my phone or computer) and imagine the next step. It is a really different perspective for me. I also enjoy seeing the progress.  I wonder if any of you work this way?