I am a printmaker. I dive in with my whole being, playing with the process and stretching it with both hands and arms and fingers so that the conversation between me and the paper and the press continues. My eye gazing over every inch of the print, I stand back, surprised, amused, enticed by what I see.
Always drawing, I grew up in New York City and spent Saturdays in children's sessions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I attended the School of Industrial Art on Lexington and 51st, where lunch hour often meant time at the new Stieglitz Gallery, immersed in black and white photography, which still strongly influences my work. After a BFA degree in painting from Cooper Union, I journeyed West, landing in New Mexico. My time is here in the studio or traveling to Italy, each place feeding me and complementing my life. My work is born from experiences that produce a series of four to eight pieces each year.
My home in Placitas is where I have lived for over four decades, savoring the sunrises and sunsets, the magnificent sky, and the grand terrain of mountains and mesas. I spend many weeks doing large drawings in the upstairs studio in order to gain a ‘vocabulary’. In the print studio downstairs there is enough space so I can rework my prints, sometimes changes are abrupt and bold. I’d rather lose an image than not take the risk of a shift in storyline. The emotional quality in my work is most important to me.