Playing with clay and drawing were constant companions during my childhood. This eventually led me to attend the SF Art Institute and obtain a BFA. My path however started to diverge and I became a nurse for many years. Now that I’m retired I have turned back to making art and having been working with clay on a dedicated basis.
I have always been inspired by the terra-cotta and stone relief friezes as seen on ancient buildings and temples. Working on my own expression in this art form has led me to discover a playful, whimsical side to my artistic expression that has appeared unexpectedly. I like to use animals and plants and find that they have anthropomorphic qualities. Important to me is that the images tell a simple story in a playful, and often childlike way- imparting a fairytale like quality. My process is to start with a core image and then let a story develop around it as I’m working. Letting the unexpected appear is an important part of my process. The intent is to bring a smile to myself as well as to the viewer in unexpected ways through image and story telling.