My art is largely informed by my other interests including my profession, geology, science, and history. It is also influenced by my fascination with certain places, with ruins, with relics, and with the bizarre. Not having any formal instruction in art, I improvised with drawing and painting. From 1975 until the early 1990s, my principal medium was scrimshaw, which I sold on Nantucket. In the late 1990s, I received instruction in printmaking, principally from Linda K. Ryder at RCCA in Troy, NY. My principal printmaking media are etching, aquatint, drypoint, and linocut. I have taught courses and workshops in etching, drypoint, linocut, and drawing distortions at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, in Troy, NY.