About My Work

INSPIRATION

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."  Picasso's words sum up  why I make art - in many forms and through assorted mediums. As a child, I spent endless hours outdoors in the New England countryside.   Inspiration was everywhere and across all seasons.  Interactions with color, texture, form and image were like oxygen to me.  They fueled my imagination, comforted, and challenged me.  My personal connection with that natural world then and now compels me to respond somehow by making art.  So, when I see Queen Anne's Lace covering a field in summer, or walk under the quiet of evergreen trees, or notice a delicate blossom against a potent sunset, I'm inclined to go for my art supplies (clay, glazes, papers, paints, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, graphite, beeswax, bookboard, wood, threads, beads, dried out petals, and more).   The inspiration that is everywhere in the natural world nourished my spirit as a child and has ever since.  One can inhale that wonder only so much before being compelled to exhale it in some creative way.


The images of my pottery, books, and handmade papers reflect a sampling of my work.  Please contact me if you have questions,  comments, or would like more information,.