Focus Sun Valley is a new quarterly magazine dedicated to all things culture in our beautiful valley! This is a gorgeous and interesting magazine and I'm excited to be included in the first issue! Check out the Q + A on page 110!
I'm so pleased to have another opportunity to show with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts! Vita Brevis Press: Printmaking and Collaboration opens THIS Thursday, March 13th at 5:30pm at the Sun Valley Center's Ezra Pound House in Hailey. This show features my work and the work of five artists who have worked closely with me at Vita Brevis Press. The show will highlight the diversity of work that comes off the press and will also illuminate the collaborative process between artist and master printer. I look forward to seeing you there!
The January 2014 issue of SVPN ran a beautiful feature of my work. What a great start to the new year! Please check it out! It's available to read online at the SVPN site www.sunvalleypropertynew.com and the article starts on page 129!
I'm so pleased to be a part of the first annual Wood River Valley Studio Tour! Studio visits are happening THIS WEEKEND, October 19th and 20th from 10am- 5pm. Please come out for this wonderful opportunity to see the valley's artists at work and definitely stop by and visit my studio, Vita Brevis Press, at 641 E. Croy St. in Hailey! Some of my printmaking clients (Gay Odmark and Abby Grosvenor) will be represented at the studio, and Margery Friedlander will be here showing her new monotypes.
There is also a reception for the artists on Saturday, October 19th at 5pm at Wood River Fine Arts in Ketchum, Idaho. The Mosaic Project (for which each artist created and donated orginal artwork) is hanging at the gallery, and each artist will also be showing another piece of their work.
Please come out and see my new work and studio space!
At my center, I’m a realist painter. However, I’ve moved away from strict representational painting and I’ve begun collaging techniques (monotype and lithographic photo transfer with oil painting) and bringing my strongest skills from each into play. My work originates in response to language- bits of songs, sentence fragments, poetry- words that have created a specific impression or evoked a strong emotion in me. I’m interested in creating fiction with realism and I allow my process to be associative. I work from my own photographs, sometimes transferring them and sometimes painting from them. Often I will sit with a photo I find evocative for months, having no immediate plan as to how I will use it. Then an idea from another process presents itself, or a corresponding image flashes into my mind, and I suddenly know where that piece fits. My work tells a story, but I don’t tell the story from beginning to end. I leave it open ended and allow the viewer space to bring their own experience to the work.