Drawings, Collages & Abstracts


Like other artists, I use sketching and drawing as tools to develop compositions and painting ideas, but I also enjoy drawing for its own sake. Painting is exciting; drawing, for me, is soothing. Working through the fine details possible with graphite or ink can, at times, be a meditation.

Sometimes I only want to express colors, textures, or an overall impression that I find in nature. I enjoy making abstracts with torn paper or paint applied with a variety of tools - roller, palette knife, scraps of paper, pieces of thread, and natural objects. This allows me to put together pieces that incorporate the natural tendencies and unpredictability of these materials. The result is sometimes a nice surprise.

trees, tree tops, branches, sky, evening

Winter Sky

Watercolor & Graphite


Thinking About It

Acrylic  10x10



Acrylic   12x12

abstract, breaking waves


Acrylic   10x10