My roots are deep in West Virginia soil. Born and raised near Wheeling I now live just off the map in Monongalia County and keep a cabin in Randolph County. Ever since being a child, I love the wild green of nature and the texture of all things. Making art, printmaking in particular, is a natural continuation of my creative journey after retiring from a career in landscape architecture.
My works on paper are monotypes with additions of pen and ink, sometimes watercolor pencils, sometimes stencils and spray paint. The printing process that is used involves pressing inked images between the drums of a printing press, forcing ink into paper. Unlike other printmaking styles, there are no duplicates – no multiple runs of a piece, hence the ‘mono’ of monotype. There is just one image, which is then layered under more images, which create the pieces’ complexities.