"Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus
This is my second spring. After retiring from a career in higher education administration, I've invested in a daily art practice to create a cohesive portfolio expressive of the local environment. Based in Lancaster County, PA, I'm exploring aqueous media painting including acrylics and water-mixable oils, monotypes and contemporary drawing with charcoal, soft pastel and inks.
My current portfolio is reflective of daily encounters along regional trails, mainly the Conewago and Lebanon Valley Rail Trails, and plein air work throughout the county. I'm attracted to the rich textures and natural boundaries of the landscape and the structures that interrupt and obstruct. I tend to work quickly and expressively usually landing in the space between painting and drawing. My formal art training in printmaking, specifically the intaglio process, calls me to consider light and shadow and encourages layering and experimental marks.
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