I began my career as a Set Designer at Universal Studios in the art department. I went on to become an Art Director, and over the span of
33 years, worked on many wonderful films and television shows, both set designing and art directing at the major film studios. In the last few
years, I have studied at the local art academies in the Los Angeles area, first painting, then, as the classes became available,
I studied sculpture. I have had the privilege to study with some extraordinary sculptors during that time, which helped to set the direction of
my current work approach. I am now working full time in my studio developing works that take a new direction in technique and materials. this
is a new and invigorating development for my art, and am very excited to see what the future days bring.
My work is focused on the female nude figure. I have chosen to work with water based clay, using hollow building techniques.
There are many challenges to this approach, and I love the variety of challenges that come as a work progresses. Since there is
no internal armature, I must be mindful of the nature of the clay, have a conversation if you will. There is something very compelling
about the relationship between artistic vision, and the nature of the materials we choose. As I work, I allow the forms to appear, working
both inside and out, working the clay from the bottom up. I stay open to the suggestions that come from this process, and let the image
take shape as a process................this fascinates me. The pieces are fired in an electrie kiln, and finished with various stains and
casein colors. I am also experimenting with colored slips. The possibilities are endless.