Artist Statement

My paintings and mixed media work focuses on gender construction as it intersects pop and material culture. What it means to be a woman in a consumer culture is the focus of my research. My paintings represent how gender norms are reinforced through religious iconography, drug store beauty products, flower arrangements, clothing, dollar store figurines, art history and media images. 

I use all painting materials; oil, acrylic and watercolor, and often combine printmaking, fabric and digital images. I have been painting for forty years and work from observation. I am still excited by the 2 dimensional surface and how ideas come to life in this process.