As a bronze sculptor, my primary focus is to distill my chosen subject matter into its ultimate expressive synthesis of beautiful form, gesture and spirit. The human figure, animals, birds and antique musical instruments make up the body of my work.
Working in timeless realism with timeless subject matter, I frequently simplify shapes to achieve my artistic intent. That goal is to interpret beauty for myself my clients and the public, as I strive to create and communicate through my sculpture the essence, even soul, of living forms.
In the initial stage of clay, I use the many sculptural elements passed down through the ages: incorporating planes, using interesting negative spaces, creating simple silhouettes, and textural contrasts. I cast my bronzes using the ancient multi step lost wax method.
My roots of inspiration are my life long love of nature, art and music. I live close to nature in Vermont providing me exposure to such living subject models as horses, llamas, goats, moose, birds. As an R.N., my figurative work is enhanced through accrued knowledge of human anatomy. I was raised in a family that both valued art and played classical music. Thus, I speak from my unique inner voice, reflecting my past and communicating through sculpture our human connectedness with all of life.