I have been drawing what I see in life and my imagination since I could hold a crayon. I have long been inspired by the intensity of nature and my travels in the US and abroad. For years I’ve been drawing portraits of people I see as I go about my day. Much of the time, I leave them unfinished, allowing each sketch to capture a fragment in time. Lately my drawing style has been inspired by the fluidity and simplicity of Japanese Sumi painting. By only adding the features in shadows I am able to quickly and delicately capture expression and emotion.
For the last eight years my drawing passion has been channeled into creating images on glass. I am obsessed with the potential of this material because unlike paper, the glass offers a greater potential. By layering glass powders, fusing different colors of glass or melting the glass into forms I obtain a richer level of depth, color and value than paper can provide. Glass is inherently in tune with the beauty and power of light and its possibilities are endless.