Lines and shapes — form and value — are what hold my curiosity and keep me observant. When I look at artwork, lines in particular seem to overflow with information — Evidence of movement. Hands recorded in the materials. What is left in the end, whether on canvas, paper, stone or clay, is a remnant of the process: time; direction; pressure. The human mark.
Monotypes mesh well with my preference for an immediate response from the materials, and a moment-by-moment engagement with the work. After inking an acrylic plate, I manipulate the ink with tools and my hands. Next I overlay the plate with paper, and then run the two layers through the press. Monotypes offer the opportunity for control to meet chance, and pulling the print is always a surprise. A gift.
My studio is in Miltonvale, Kansas where I live with my husband, Ron. To hone my drawing skills, I draw every Thursday with the Kansas Figure Drawing Group in nearby Bennington, Kansas. And each summer I immerse myself in an intensive printmaking residency at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. I am grateful for the inclination and resources that have allowed me an artist’s life.
Collections | Recent Exhibitions | Awards | Education
Special Research Collections, University of California Santa Barbara
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut
Printmaking National Exhibition – Mark Arts, Wichita, KS
Re-Opening The Book – Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, Solvang, CA
Book It – Lincoln Art Center Lincoln, KS
Point of View – Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
Self-Portrait Invitational – Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS
Landon Center on Aging, Awarded First Place – KU Medical Center
Abram’s Prize – Women’s Center, UCSB
Humanities/Social Sciences Research Grant – UCSB
BA Grand Canyon University, Phoenix Arizona
MFA University of California Santa Barbara