I was raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to California to pursue a bachelor’s degree in studio art with an emphasis in printmaking.

Although I have been working in mixed media for twenty years, paper has fascinated me since I began printmaking.

I am drawn to the texture of old paper and delight in its delicate and fragile nature. I particularly enjoy papers with absorbent qualities that produce unpredictable and surprising results in the collage process.

My passion is to create works of complexity and depth by melding textures of old and new paper highlighted by varied combinations and layers of acrylic paint and stain.

In my travels I am always hunting for materials that can be included in the collage process. A primary source for the most valuable and inspiring material has been Asia.

The influence of Asia and the adoption of my daughter from Korea in 1986, has deepened my appreciation of eastern philosophy and greatly influenced my sense of design.
I have been fortunate to exhibit my works at the Laguna Festival of the Arts since 1994, and at other art festivals in Southern California.

In addition to receiving recognition by my peers, my work has been collected by many public, private and corporate collections around the world.
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