Born in Portland Maine in 1960, I attended Mass College of Art and Design and received my BFA with a focus on printmaking in 1982. For twenty years, I continued to make art but only participated in local art fairs and taught classes to students and adults on a limited basis. Then ten years ago, I began to participate in an open classroom experience at New Hampshire Institute of the Arts with 9 to 10 other printmakers. We started to gather and apply to shows together with the goal of promoting the art of printmaking. Now after several years and 4 shows later we continue to enjoy the collaboration of working together and supporting each other. I am a second year graduate student at MassArt's low residency MFA program and grown in leaps in bounds both in my concept and my craft. I look forward to finishing next summer and continuing my rigorous yet joyful practice printmaking including serigraph, lino and wood cut and solar plate along with the very traditional etching and lithography. Recently, I have taken the turn to printing and forming my art into the third dimension.