A former professional graphic designer for a number of ad agencies, I turn to "hard copy" paper and brush when creating my personal artwork. I find the tactile surface of rough or smooth paper and the sometimes unpredictable flow of watercolor more intuitive and engaging than computer-generated art.
I am mainly a self taught artist but give my Grandfather credit for lessons in drawing at a very early age, and my Mother for encouragement and inspiration.
My paintings tend to reveal a fusion of texture and vivid color I view in objects such as old fishing lures, rusty boats, copper pots, a tangle of leaves, or the bark of a tree. I am fortunate to live in the beautiful Thousand Islands region where ideas flow like the river, always evolving.
When not painting, I am digging. My garden is an everchanging canvas of light and shadow, shape and contour, color blooms, rich ripeness and buzzing busyness. It is often the spark and subject of my paintings as well. I journal the making of my garden on my blog The Violet Fern.