In my practice I have stepped away from the traditional acids, metal plates and solvents that are found in many printmaking studios. By using non-toxic materials and printing methods I've established a safe space to teach and create. Located in the middle of a garden my studio is equipped with a Griffin IV press, large work surfaces and abundant natural light.
I enjoy creating series of monoprints and mixed media pieces with a focus on the play of color, transparency and repeating abstract botanical forms. Shadows and ghost images support pigment-rich shapes creating dynamic surfaces in my most recent series including Indigo, Blush and Argent. My collection is well archived and constantly growing. Each October I participate in Santa Cruz Open Studios where visitors experience artist work spaces, watch art demonstrations, view and purchase original art.
My work hangs on the walls of Kaiser Medical in Campbell, Scotts Valley, Davis, Roseville and Watsonville and has been exhibited in numerous national art competitions as well as at venues such as The Monterey Museum of Art, The Bolinas Museum, The Springfield Museum and The Triton Museum.
I am lucky enough to live in Santa Cruz, California with my husband, Michael and our yellow labrador retriever Izzy who is an enthusiastic greeter during Open Studios and workshop events. Thank you Crystal Birns for the studio photo shoot!