My work is combination of painting and collage. I piece together separate parts – various papers that I paint, cut into shapes and adhere to gessoed birch panel with gel medium and small nails. I add more cut paper pieces and painting to that surface and seal each piece with satin varnish for protection. I intend for each piece to have a graphic power from a distance and an engaging, delicate quality up close. My influences include folk art traditions from textiles and quilts to Mexican Retablos.