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Abstract mixed media collage with printmaking, found metal and paper.


The uncluttered composition of my mixed media collage reflects the quietness of my northern New Mexico surroundings. While the emphasis is on formal elements of shape, line and color, the pieces often suggest a playful figurative reference.

I collect paper - handmade, old documents, fragments - for texture and color. I carve traditional Celtic designs out of linoleum and make relief plates from leaves. These tools, along with old printer's blocks, are stamped and rubbed onto the paper with paints, inks and wax. I gather rusted metal objects that strike me as mysteriously beautiful in their imperfection. The elements are layered and juxtaposed onto board, attached with glue, epoxy and wire.

The dialog that occurs between these seemingly disparate fragments - the unexpected connection - is what attracts me to the collage process.

  • Syracuse University, BFA, Syracuse, NY, 1982
  • Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2000
  • Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, 1998
  • The Bank of Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1996
  • Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, 1995
  • Jean Cocteau, Santa Fe, NM, 1994
  • Contemporary Art 2000, Los Alamos, NM, 2000
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 1999
  • Contemporary Art 1999, Los Alamos, NM, 1999
  • Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 1999
  • Fine Art Center en Taos, NM, 1998
  • Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, 1998, 1996, 1995
  • Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, 1997
  • Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, 1997
  • Albuquerque United Artists, Albuquerque, NM, 1997, 1996
  • Bank of America World Headquarters Concourse Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1996
  • Bixler Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA, 1995
  • Gallery at the Rep, Santa Fe, NM, 1994, 1993
  • La Paloma Gallery, Taos, NM, 1993
  • Arts and Humanities Foundation Merit Award, KS, 1999, 1997
  • Peer Jury Award, Kansas City Plaza Art Fair, MO, 1998
  • Arts and Humanities Foundation Purchase Award, KS, 1997
  • Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Phoenix Gallery Topeka, Topeka, KS
  • Hallmark Cards, MO
  • Kansas Wesleyan University
  • The Healing Arts Building, NM
  • B&B Floor Coverings, Inc,, NY
  • Michigan ACLU
  • State Appellate Defender Office, MI
  • Baker Woodwork, NY

Santa Fe, NM
Home: 505-466-9936
Work: 505-466-9936
Fax: 505-466-1329

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Tiger Lily
Mixed Media Collage
24" x 39"

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Mixed Media Collage
23" x 35"

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Paper Hawk of Winter
Mixed Media Collage
41" x 24"

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The Alchemy of Autumn
Mixed Media Collage
24" x 23"

Photography by Wendy McEeahern

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