interested in objects relating to objects, people
relating to people…their relationships, their quest
for self, each other, and how they might relate to the
is an old and honorable tradition, both visual and oral.
It is a path I follow instinctively.
My paintings evolve in much the same way as
characters in a book.
They present themselves to me, lead me a merry
chase, and finally resolve themselves into a cohesive
people, watching nature, noticing the minutiae of life
has been my thing since childhood.
Insects, polliwogs, plants, looking through a
forest of grownup legs, blank faces on San Francisco
buses, reading James Thurber, Carson McCullers, Truman
Capote…jobs in window display, frame shops,
architectural salvage, teaching, being a mother, being a
child…these are my bones, and the paintings are built
here for resume.