Inspired and delighted by the beauty of landscape, I try to express the awe and wonder I feel through a variety of media on paper. I am fascinated with the effects of light on the colors and textures of the landscape, and with the rhythms and patterns of the shapes I see. I hope to evoke in the viewer some of the pleasure, peace and joy I feel when I experience these natural wonders.
I portray realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor. My imagery comes from actual places I have visited, such as waterfalls in Yosemite, vistas of Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. I also portray local scenes of the Cuyamaca Mountains, the La Jolla coastline, and desert scenes of Anza Borrego. Residing in San Diego County since 1975, I still thrill to see our local beaches, bays and canyons.