Words from the Artist
My current body of work centers on the neighborhood of St Johns, where I’ve lived since 2003. Recently, in recovering from surgery, I was unable to use my arms to drive or paint, but I could walk. As I built strength back I started to take pictures with my iPhone, then draw from selected images. The immersion into my north Portland neighborhood was an unexpected gift of discovery and appreciation. From the preponderance of older houses, retro cars, boats and campers, dirt roads, The St Johns Bridge with Cathedral Park- its landscapes present much charm and interest. I have lots of work ahead of me chronicling this little shire!