I grew up in a military family, bouncing around the States and Europe. I have my BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and my MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in Printmaking.
I taught printmaking at the University of Pennsylvania (1994 – 1999) and was the Director of Visual Arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts (2000 – 2006). I own Studio Paper+, a printmaking studio in the Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA. I also maintain the Roost, my drawing, and painting studio, on the family horse farm in Montoursville, PA.
I am an Associate Professor of Printmaking and Foundations at the Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania - Bloomsburg. My work is held in private and public collections.
In 2010, I began using images from Williamsport's community and the North-central Pennsylvania region. The communities from the rural areas and within the city of Williamsport are incredibly complex.
I use multiple artistic styles to represent the local arts, history, politics, economics, religions, culture, and time. The image and way I paint, draw, and print, are solely based on what I am thinking/feeling when walking into the studio. This approach to image-making embraces conflicts in processes, materials, and imagery.
The works often incorporate little ala prima moments, both intuitive and formal, within a larger disjointed composition. This practice blends the ever-changing confusion of the country/world.