Artists Statement: I find my vision in the details of life. My art brings out the subtle details in its subjects, creating a picture of life more particular than the fleeting glance with which we normally look at the world. From a distance, my work is representational but as one draws nearer, the texture of the details creates an abstract inner-life that attracts and holds the eye. My only materials are a graphite pencil, an eraser, and the effect of light. I draw only with graphite, using a palette of white to black with all their tonal variations.There is no actual color in my drawings because I do not want anything to detract from the seemingly simple but very complex texture of my images.
My formal training has been a minor in art along with a B.A. major at Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire. Mentorship with a professional artist/college art instructor and a mentoring group has helped me shape my artistic vision. I work out of my home and studio, an hour north of Minneapolis, and travel throughout the Midwest, jurying into several fine art shows annually.
When you look closely at my work, mark every detail.That is where the life of my art truly is.