Making a monotype gives me the opportunity to do the two things I crave the most draw and then roll them through the press. My drawing practice is to document life, mine and others in narrative panels on silk or other textile and of course on paper. These stories are frequently a common bond to others and often viewers will see the symbolism and relate to the story in their own way. Drawing for me is the common language we all share.
Currently, I am the artist in residence for the Printmaking Project at the Art Center, Dover NH. I attended Mass College of Art and Design and received my BFA with a focus on printmaking in 1982. For twenty years, I continued to make art but only participated in local art fairs and taught classes to students and adults on a limited basis. Then ten years ago, I began to participate in an open classroom experience at New Hampshire Institute of the Arts with 9 to 10 other printmakers. We started to gather and apply to shows together with the goal of promoting the art of printmaking. I completed graduate school at MassArt’s low residency MFA program in the summer of 2021. Currently I am teaching printmaking at Great Bay Community College. I look forward to continuing my rigorous yet joyful practice of printmaking including serigraph, lino and wood cut and solar plate along with the very traditional etching and lithography. Recently, I have taken the turn to printing and forming my art into the third dimension using textile and resin objects.