As a seasoned lettering artist, my work is highly influenced by the use of various mark making tools such as brushes, reeds, sticks, brayers, steel nibs or anything that can be dipped in ink or moved in paint. Whether working in a painterly way, or composing a design that is more deliberate, the feel of the tool in my hand is a joyful experience. Some work includes bowls or vessels that serve as a visual metaphor for the collecting of things that may not be tangible such as thoughts or ideas. Clear vs abstract language is an interesting form of self expression and often bits and pieces of spontaneous writings are used as a design element. Sometimes the message is obvious, other times it is left up to the viewer to interpret.
I am a member of the Monotype Guild of NE, Boston Printmakers and Masscribes. My work is shown in regional exhibitions and is included in the Boston Public Library and the Art Complex Museum Duxbury. Many pieces are in private collections.