The intensity of the creative process saturates me with joy. I love the experience of taking a poignant emotion, a thought, a fleeting feeling, and translating it into an image drenched with life and energy, an image that communicates depth and subtle shades of perception. The enormity of this challenge, this process of engaging so many aspects of myself, brings me great satisfaction. To experience the plentiful positive reactions to my work adds a dimension of gratification. It's an immense joy to be able to bring such feelings of delight to others through a process that is also so satisfying to me.
My artistic inclinations have led me to the medium of printmaking in general and lithography in particular. Printmaking suits me well as one who naturally approaches things with methodical planning and execution. With printmaking I am able to create images with the precision, intensity and spirit I desire. Providing multiple originals, printmaking allows me to share high quality original work with a greater number of people than do other mediums. Additionally, printed images are commonly black and white. This is ideal, as my love of form and of the play of light and shadow is communicated keenly in black and white and gratifyingly well via the exquisite sensitivity of traditional stone lithography.
When I began my artistic path in earnest, the goal I set for myself was to create works of art that enlighten, amuse and delight people for generations to come. This mission continues to guide me.
Berkeley Madrone Grove
Lithograph, "23 x 16"
Veracity: Volume I
Photolithograph of Graphite Drawing, "12 x 9"
Lithograph, "4 x 6"