"My love of the natural beauty and rugged character of the back road landscapes has directed all of my artistic pursuits."
As a printmaker, writer and retired Landscape Architect, I have spent my life in appreciation of the natural landscape and have continually worked to interpret that appreciation to others. My love of the natural beauty and rugged character of the back road landscapes has directed all of my artistic pursuits. Every location has its own beauty and sense of place. Sometimes the beauty is in the macro-landscape, sometimes in the micro. My goal is to find that beauty and to extract that unique character in an original image that is, on one hand, recognizable, yet seen in a different mode.
I would characterize my writings as location inspired prose and my artwork as traditional, regionalist images utilizing contemporary printmaking and mixed-media techniques. I have worked with traditional copper plate etching, but in an effort to become more environmentally “Green”, I have switched to photo-polymer plates used in varying techniques. I create my prints from hand-drawn original art which is used to prepare the printing plate. I hand ink and pull an edition of prints from that plate and then paint each print with watercolor. The resulting original prints are uniquely my own interpretation of the American landscape.