Starting in ceramics, I learned to carve by sgraffito, carving through layers of clay. When my husband and I moved to North Carolina, I didn’t have the space or money for a kiln so I made do with the mediums I had available to me. Mostly with watercolor and digital programs, I found I could illustrate in a similar fashion as I would have with clay. Carving through digital layers or using a masking fluid such as wax, resists creating a style that strongly imitates printmaking and sgraffito work.
My imagery and subject matter comes mostly from folklore, comics, films and my journeys through therapy. My monsters are often a representation of myself with OCD, adhd, anxiety and/or trauma.
When viewing my pieces I hope to lessen the heaviness of life with relatability, truth, humor, color, and a bit of whimsy.