I have been intrigued with being an artist since I was a child. Sitting in drawing classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and later in college, I was transporte. I discovered printmaking—etching, monotypes, woodcuts—taking classes at the Ox-Bow Art Institute
in Michigan, the summer school of the Chicago Art Institute. Printmaking is an exciting medium, always producing surprises. One of my prints is in the Governor’s summer residence in Michigan. I also received an Honorable Mention for a print exhibited in a local competition, and was accepted into many other art exhibitions.
Once moving to Arizona, I added acrylic painting to my skill set, concentrating on landscapes as many artists do in Sedona. Curious about sculpting, I began to take classes five years ago and believe I have found my true calling as an artist. My style is contemporary in nature.
I concentrate on the human form to try to capture the interplay of the body’s skeleton and muscles in producing stance and movement. With clay portraits I attempt to depict what French writer Charles Baudelaire called the “drama of everyday life.” I also enjoy sculpting both domestic and wild animals.