About Me

I am a Colorado native of five generations. I hold a BA in Art, Culture and Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, with studies at Naropa University. I work primarily in two mediums. My painting practice is an exploration of myth and the meaning of Home – the wild as well as the domestic. My clay work is rooted in a deeply traditional, indigenous pottery process to hand build cooking and drinking vessels. My inspiration and artistic training is found in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado and New Mexico, and from a decades-long practice in the tradition of Japanese tea.

My values are rooted in my memories of my great-grandparents, the gardens they grew, and the people they fed. My studio is based in Bend, Oregon, where I can gather around the family table with my children and grandchildren.

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I have enjoyed visiting your Blog and look forward to showing you some natural beauty to inspire your artwork when you come to New Zealand.

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