Since moving to Humboldt County in 1983, my art has been greatly influenced by the beautiful and varied landscape around me. My surroundings serve as the inspiration and point of departure for my images.
My recent work is based on what I see in my own neighborhood, the gardens and yards of friends or other immediate and familiar locations. I take great pleasure in finding unexpected combinations of colors, textures and shapes in my everyday experience of the world. I feel that the ordinary becomes something new and unique when processed through the artist's sensibilities. To me, the artist's role is to notice, to take the time to see, to feel and to respond.