I've been captivated by the printing process since my childhood, when I watched and helped my father develop black and white photographs. Still drawn to the intense contrasts and pattern typical of woodcut and wood engraving, I enjoy employing these media, and also exploring how medium affects an image–by using woodcut, paint, graphite to depict a single subject. There are endless aspects of my subjects to be revealed, and it is a challenge that intrigues me. With childhood trips to the national and state parks, early on I was inspired by glimpses of grand landscapes and their inhabitants, which led me to study wildlife biology. I'm trained as a naturalist and also hold an M.F.A. degree in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts. I've exhibited my drawings and wood engravings throughout New England and have taught drawing, illustration, and relief printmaking at the University of Massachusetts and Holyoke Community College.