I work with oil paint, cold wax medium, oil sticks, graphite, carbon, and paper to build texture, color, and depth. I continually add and scratch away layers, and the painting becomes as much about the process of obscuring and revealing as about the final image.
A long-time resident of Durham, NC, I am a co-founder of Pleiades Arts, Inc., a nonprofit, community-based arts organization.
My background in environmental science and my years of work with The Nature Conservancy informs my art and shows in my affinity for trees, water, birds, bugs and other animals, and the rest of the living world.
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