“As an artist, I am always observing the world around me. Whether floral, landscape, animal, or figure, abstract or realistic, my images always go back to nature. I am first and foremost a printmaker, although I work in other mediums, too.
I am a printmaker who paints, rather than a painter who prints. I was originally attracted to printmaking in college. I loved the studio community aspect as well as the various techniques. I often combine different processes by layering an etching over a silkscreen or a woodcut, etc. The possibilities seem endless. I also like the element of surprise each time you pull a print.
Teaching is another passion of mine. I came to teaching about fifteen years ago, while working as a graphic designer in NYC. I had been teaching at the Great Neck Adult Program when I decided to go back to graduate school for my masters. I received my master’s degree in May 2001 and in September, joined the faculty at St. John’s University. In addition to Great neck and St. John’s, I also teach at the Art League of Long Island. It is so satisfying to work with people who are new to printmaking or teach experiences artists a new technique and watch their enthusiasm as they ‘get bit by the printmaking bug.’ Printmaking is such a versatile medium. it can stand alone or be incorporated with other mediums such as oil or watercolor. There are myriad ways to approach printmaking. It is user friendly-one can be successful and create beautiful prints regardless of drawing experience. I encourage my students to add printmaking to their artistic arsenal and incorporate it with their other artistic endeavors.”