I am a visual learner. I relate to the world in a visual-tactile sense. My images are from nature walks, vacations and bakeries. My intaglio etchings rely on direct observation, drawings and watercolors. I draw into/onto the copper plate, print the image and burnish unwanted lines, add lines, add textures and print again. I am concerned with line quality, and balance of composition This visual record of decision making and surprise findings is what I enjoy about this process.
My first Printmaking class was in the 1970's at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. The Northwest was alive with printmakers. I received my BA from Lewis and Clark and my MFA from the University of Oregon. For the past 35 years, I have taught art in the public schools, and printmaking workshops in the galleries that carry my work.