My work explores the energy that surrounds and permeates all life. Humans are vitally connected to the natural environment and my work embodies that conjunction. Through the examination of Nature’s creatures I hope to find meaning to our existence.
I am inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, an artistic movement that had the ideals of creating harmony with Nature and creating a sense of peace away from jobs and factories. This ideal may be even more relevant today due to our immersion in technology. I also incorporate the curvilinear shapes and the romanticism of the Art Nouveau movement and see this influence in my bird and tree sculptures.
I also have a functional pottery line to showcase my Chinese brush painting. I am using hand-thrown pieces, bowls, covered jars, tea bowls, and mugs decorated with my brush paintings, using the traditional bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemum, and grass orchid of the four season’s. I also have new horses, herons and dragonfly painted work.
I currently exhibit my work at galleries throughout the United States, and at fine art shows like the La Quinta Art Festival, the Sausalito Art Festival and the Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Arts. I have been featured on a television segment for HGTV, on the Carol Duvall show.
My work has been published in 500 Pitchers, Lark Books, and has been published in numerous magazines, such as Clay Times, Southwest Arts Magazine, The Los Angeles Times , The Crafts Report, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Artists Magazine. Currently I am an exhibiting member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.