• Geist 2
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"
    • Geist 7 Monotype
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"
    • Geist 8
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"
    • Kapok 6
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • In Tune 3
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"
    • Track 2
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Trestle 1
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"
    • Kapok 2
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Trestle 8
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"
    • Kapok 2
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Stack IIII
    • Colograph
    • 19" x 19"
    • Gibbous 1
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Gibbous 2
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Kapok 1
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Kapok 5
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Kapok 6
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Lilt 2
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 16" x 16"
    • Nimble 1
    • Monotype on Paper
    • 18" x 18"
    • Interference 1
    • Monotype
    • 18" x 18"

Artist Statement

Color is what drives my art. I can see a full rainbow of colors looking across a brown desert. The color in sand and stones, rusted metal, walls of old building, and marks people leave behind influence my choice of colors, blending bold hues with muted tones. Then there is texture; together with color; to me it is magic. I like the abstract but with structure. I see the tension between structure and the forces of nature. A truck tire print in snow and mud inspire me. I work in a number of mediums including print making and stone and glass sculpture. I’m not sure which direction my art will take me. That is one of the exciting things I love about fine art.

Artist Bio

Growing up in Switzerland I was always captivated by form, color and specifically architecture. My career choice always involved working with color and form. I was a dental technician for 20 years. My career began in Switzerland and in 1970. I moved to the USA for a short 2 year opportunity and I never left. I have been fortunate to have experienced many of the diversities of this country by living in Denver, the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, Phoenix, NYC, and now Santa Fe.

In 1988 I had enough of the dental world, took a few classes and began working as an interior designer. I eventually landed a position with a large commercial firm in NYC. It was a great experience but it turned out to be more management than creative design. So off I went to culinary school. I became a pastry chef in 1998 and started my own bakery in Brooklyn specializing in specialty cakes. My cakes were featured in Bridle Guide, Brides Magazine, and The Knot and appeared on CBS and NBC morning shows. But the hours were long and the stress of delivering a wedding cake in NY traffic was taking its toll. In 2005 my husband and I moved to Santa Fe, NM and after 30 years I discovered my passion for fine arts. I enrolled in classes at the Santa Fe Community College Fine Arts Center and attended many workshops with established local artists. The adventure continues.

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Space Gallery Group Show Denver, Co

2015 Space Gallery Group Show Denver, Co

2014 Community Gallery Group Show Santa Fe, NM

2013 Community Gallery Group Show Santa Fe, NM

2013 Shy Rabbit Gallery Group Show Pagosa Springs, CO

2012 Shy Rabbit Gallery “The Art of it ALL” Pagosa Springs, CO Juried Show

2012 Matrix Fine Art Gallery “Abstract New Mexico” Albuquerque, NM Juried Show

2012 Santa Fe Community College 1st Place Sculpture Santa Fe, NM Juried Competition

2012 Roswell Museum Art Center Juried Show Roswell, NM

2012 Center of the Arts “Exploration of a Medium Evergreen, CO Printmaking” Juried Show

2012 Santa Fe Literary Review Two Works Published Santa Fe, NM

2012 Red Dot Gallery Group Show Santa Fe, NM

2011 Santa Fe Community College Award in Printmaking Santa Fe, NM Juried Show

2011 Johnson’s of Madrid Gallery Group Show Madrid, NM

2010 Johnson’s of Madrid Gallery Group Show Madrid, NM

2010 Santa Fe Community College Juried Show Santa Fe, NM