The Nook (detail) The artist in her studio with Mickey and a book. 9" x 12", 2018
Lives & works in Placerville, CA
Self-taught, following a career in semi-conductors and raising a family - which I loved! but - well, at last, in my golden years I am able to devote time to creating art. Drawing, painting, and returning to my original love for printmaking. Specifically, linocut, which I'd practiced since 1971. In 2009, I studied Pablo Picasso's linocut reductive technique. Rather than use multiple blocks for multi-color prints, the reductive (or "subtractive") method uses one block for all colors. The image emerges after a series of carvings and inkings. Because I am essentially "destroying" the block substrate, once the printing edition is complete, I can print no more. Consequently, my editions are extremely limited, often under ten. I love clean lines, flat planes of color and simplicity of design. I am grateful that my linocuts have been recognized with awards, published as cover art and enjoyed by collectors world-wide.
1971 - UCLA B.A. in English Literature
2009 - Birches, Award of Merit. Livemore Art Association
2013 -Hollyhocks. Award of Merit, Motherload National Show
2017 - The Conversation. Gamblin Colors Award, California State Fair
2017 - Weathered Fence. Award of Merit; California State Fair
2018 - Morning Has Broken, 3rd Place,
Sacramento Fine Arts "Art Where the Wild Things Are"
2018 - Enter or take a Seat, 1st Place,
Lincoln Fine Arts Center, Printmaking Show.
2019 - Labyrinth, Honorable Mention, Sacramento Fine Arts Center "Art Where the Wild Things Are".