My art is about paper. How it feels, how it tears, how it absorbs or reflects light. While living in Japan, I watched paper being made in the snow-covered hills north of Kyoto, and among the golden rice fields near the Japan Sea. And everywhere I found
great old paper shops and took treasure home.
When creating a new collage, one of my goals is to make the paper appear fluid again, moving over the wood base like paint. Although sometimes called paintings, my work includes neither paint nor ink. Just a mixture of texture, color, and materials that could become an unexpected abstract or some imagined landscape.
Born on the East Coast, I’ve lived in London and Japan, and now work out of my studio in Mill Valley. I’ve had many solo and group shows, and my work appears in collections on both coasts and in London, Cornwall, and Japan.