Image making is central to my life, as continually since the 1960s I have taken photographs - often of root clusters, shrubs and strange trees. These were processed in my home darkroom, in my college’s darkroom, using Polaroid film, incorporated into monoprints, and using digital photography.
My studies included photography and ceramics at Franconia College, N.H.,, printmaking at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., and art therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. I pursued a career creating and showing monoprints internationally through the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the mid 1990’s my passions for depth psychology and art blended into a new profession as an art therapist in Vancouver.
Some of my influences are abstract painters (Robert Motherwell and Cy Twombly), psychologists and theorists (Carl Jung, D.W. Winnecott, Jean Randolph), and photographers (Brassaï, André Kertész, Alec Soth and William Eggleston).