Although I draw from the landscape and have painted directly from it in the past, I turn away from it when I am in my studio.
Through drawing and collage I work towards a simple expression of what I am seeing and feeling. What keeps me engaged is color and flattened space. I want the work to touch on the beauty I see in nature. But when the painting is completed, I hope my work surprises the viewer.
Born in San Francisco, CA. MFA from Boston University in 2002; BFA from University of Washington in 1998. Recent shows include New Work at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine; and One Place, Two Views, a two-person exhibition with John Walker at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.
Her awards include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize in 2014; the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters in 2008 and the Joan Mitchell Artist Residency in New Orleans; the Dedalus Foundation Award for the Vermont Studio School Fellowship in 2008; the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant in 2006; the Blanche E. Colman Award in 2004; the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship; and the Vermont Studio School Fellowship in 2001. She has also lectured about her work at institutions including Rhode Island School of Design, University of Washington, and Dartmouth College. She is currently a Fine Arts Lecturer at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and lives and works in Boston and South Bristol, Maine.