I consider myself a mixed media artist with pen and paper my primary medium. I am interested in utilizing unconventional art materials to form comfortable rich looking environments. Paper functions as the paint of my current work. It is intricately cut and adhered to the support then embellished with drawing. My preferred drawing implement at the moment is a Bic ballpoint pen. I love the range of values and marks that can be made with such a pedestrian implement. There are several principles that seem to organize and define my work applied pattern strong use of line and an emphasis on the horizontal and vertical. I have created much work revolving around chairs and room interiors. Chairs often serve as stand-ins for people in my work each conveying personality and feeling. The creation of comfortable space has developed as an underlying thread in all of my work. Within the confines of each piece I aim to create a beautiful place that I wouldd enjoy spending time in.