I love to be outside, hiking, backpacking, exploring, sketching. Pic from the Colorado Trail 2023, I backpacked over 300 miles of it this summer.
I forage for clays and charred wood, then hand-crush to mix with walnut oil to make earth paint. I stretch organic cotton canvas and use a plant-based gesso for sustainable and lightfast art. I also sculpt cardboard, paint natural air-dry clay or find upcycled wire for my sculptures.
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, natural impasto, palette knife or edges of a stone or stick.
I added a light-filled, quiet studio onto our home where I can paint, sculpt and create, surrounded by forest and a pond.