I am a collage and mixed-media artist originally from Jamaica Plain, and I've been living "all the way over the river" in Somerville for 20+ years.
I've enjoyed creating things since I can remember. In addition to the collages shown here, I've made jewelry and small sculptures, and designed T-shirts and greeting cards.
Some early influences include Matisse’s vibrant paper cut-out work and Georgia O'Keefe's paintings. As a child I was exposed to colorful folk art and design on an extended family trip to Mexico. Those travels taught me that color can be used in wild and exuberant yet balanced ways. This is part of what I seek to achieve in my artwork. I love the process of layering different papers and seeing how a collage develops - the results are always a surprise. Thanks for taking a look!