Where is your studio located?

My studio is an artist's building called The Shirt Factory in Kingston, NY. It's about 700 square feet and on the 3rd floor. I love the big windows and the fact that I have a sink with hot and cold water (!!).

What's your studio routine?

I recently moved to NY from CA and am just getting set up in this new studio. I go as much as I can, at least 4 days a week. I don’t have a particular ritual before I start, mostly just taking stock of what happened last time I was there. I might start just by cleaning up the studio a bit and getting organized, or spending time writing or working in my sketchbook.

What do you typically listen to?

I hate to admit it but a lot of time I’m listening to politics. Mostly it’s white noise. If I’m doing something that is more like repetitive labor, I’ll put on a podcast to listen to.

What's your medium?

I work in a lot of different mediums. Cardboard, oil, acrylic, encaustic, wood, fiber—whatever my ideas call for.

What's your favorite tool?

I love my big 4’ X 8’ table on wheels. I also just got some new lights that work by remote with my phone. I can change the temperature of the light as well as how bright.

Does your studio affect your work?

Space is always the issue in many of the studios I’ve had. Having enough room to store everything and create various sizes of work. Bigger is better. :-)

Name three (3) artists that you admire

That’s a tough one because there are so many. I’ll say that besides looking at painting and sculpture, I look at textiles, costumes, and artifacts from various cultures.

List five words to describe your work

Pattern, repetition, tactile, contemplative, construction

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