Immediacy and experimentation are essential to my work, and I try to reduce a given subject to its most basic idea without sentimentality. I love the all-or-nothing aspect of working with oil marker and India inks as well as the vibrant colors and abstract forms I’m able to create with alcohol inks. I like to experiment with large fields of bold, solid colors; simplicity; and strong lines. I sometimes use collage to add to my paintings a bit of black humor or satire and another layer of spontaneity.
Latchkey kids: Using plaster and alcohol inks, I’ve been working to capture the lost-in-place feeling of the 1970s latchkey kid generation. Each girl is individual but trapped in limbo; her originally vibrant colors are now faded and blurred. The larger glass-backprinted photographs also capture this dreamy “lost” quality. To read about the process, please visit The Latchkey Project.
Manager: Jerome Street Studios, 128 Jerome Street, West Medford, MA
Board Member: West Medford Open Studios