I discovered printmaking in college when I was studying architecture. I passed by a design class art show and saw a two-color print of a telephone pole with wires silhouetted against a background. It was one of those Aha! moments. I dropped architecture and didn't look back.

I decided to do portraits as silkscreens like Andy Warhol because I was always fascinated by the uniqueness of people.

I’ve also been intrigued with Japanese design and the silkscreen print is particularly conducive to that style’s graphic technique of large areas of flat color. When I wanted more realistic depth, I created more layering while working with midtone ranges of color.

drawing detail

Detail from Woman of Patience