About I am a New York based artist, painting and sculpting primarily in my studio in Ulster County. I am a mark maker. Like so many creatives, I am affected as much by my experiences as I am by my environment. Whether in a forest or a city, I get excited by the disparate elements that coexist and the imagery that emerges by accident. I find and repeat motifs that facilitate my experience of the surface. I work from a basic process of birth, age, death, rebirth or create, decay, repair, renew. I primarily paint on paper and my process includes layers of drawing and my own hybrid of transfer painting; adding and subtracting along the way. I find this helps me achieve the element of surprise that I need in a piece. My sculptures are predominantly stoneware and wire, pieced together in an unrevered way. My current paintings are notations on the locations near my home, the vly, the woods, the natural breakdown in those particular environments. I find that while making marks allows me to move gesturally through the space grabbing a feel of my experience. Typically, I work on several pieces simultaneously beginning with the same color palette and similar motifs… where they end up is the surprise.