Woodblocks, oil painting on board, and pastel drawings—my preferred media—are all ancient. But striving to make them relevant to me and my time is my task at hand.

I have been especially influenced by the pastel drawings of nudes and landscapes by Edgar Degas—drawings so rich and layered they could be paintings.

Pastel is so appealing to me for its ability to be smudged and erased, fine line and washes, able like oil paint to leave traces and tracks.Woodblocks, oil painting on board, and pastel drawings—my preferred media—are all ancient. But striving to make them relevant to me and my time is my task at hand.

I have been especially influenced by the pastel drawings of nudes and landscapes by Edgar Degas—drawings so rich and layered they could be paintings.

Pastel is so appealing to me for its ability to be smudged and erased, fine line and washes, able like oil paint to leave traces and tracks.