I love to be outside, hiking, backpacking, exploring, sketching.
I forage for clays and charred wood, then hand-crush to mix with walnut oil to make natural paint. I stretch organic cotton or hemp canvas and use a plant-based gesso for sustainable and lightfast art. I also cut and sculpt cardboard or paint natural air-dry clay for simple, eco-friendly art.
I try to capture the energy, color and shapes in nature, and there are often subtle figures in my work. I love texture, achieved with the grit of my pigment, palette knife or edges of a stone or stick.
I have added a light-filled, quiet studio onto our home where I can paint and create, surrounded by forest and a pond.