Flowerchild, pencil and watercolor on paper, 2015

There are those who are masters of their craft, the practicioners of the "10,000" hours rule, the Outliers.

And then there are the rest of us.  


My dad once called me a "Jane" of all trades. I like to do a little bit of everything, & am definitely a student of process. I like to learn about how things are done, made, put together; I want to see the layers underneath. I could watch someone fix a car, make pastry, build a table, dig a hole, rip apart a computer - anything, really - and just like a little kid I'd be asking them questions all the time. What made you decide to use that screwdriver? Why does the butter have to be cold? Why is oak better than pine? What does RAM do? 

On any given day, I could be cooking, drawing, painting, researching, writing, and in general trying to avoid the laundry. But always exploring, designing, trouble shooting and brainstorming. Your basic type B, outside-the-box thinker.

My work explores the idea that everything is connected. Sometimes the best way to do this is to juxtapose things that normally wouldn't be associated, and develop the connection between them, somehow. I find the imaginative much more interesting than the realistic.

Color and line constantly swirl through my mind, and I could explore these elements endlessly. Nature, color, and text all find their way into my work. Forms may be organic and free-flowing, or geometric and structured, representative or abstract. But everything I make is done with a great deal of research, trial and error, and attention to detail. 

I live in Phoenix with my husband of 20+ years, our two boys - the monkeys - who have no business growing up so fast, and more animals than I probably need. 

Thank you for visiting and please feel free to comment or ask questions.