My natural tool is the pencil; I find economy, honesty, and ‘flow’ in articulating a space, evoking character and meaning through line. Drawings for this exhibition evoke the honesty and economy of a community rooted in industry and agriculture, its colorful aspirations as expressed in its reviving downtown, and its gritty but no less honorable expressions of places of utility and work, often located just on the fringes of town. These “edge” places are part of the necessary, and surprisingly beautiful, functioning of a place. I enjoy creating an interpretation of these varying pictures of the built environment, and opening a view on the world that others may not at first glance see.
For me as an architect and illustrator, the pencil tells a story, and the line evokes the honest nature of a place, expressing—literally— weight, value, and tone.
I received training in architectural drawing at the University of Washington, and freehand drawing in Rome. I am a current member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and a past member of the American Institute of Architects. Past professional projects include illustrations for Dale Chihuly and Nike, and a container designed for Starbucks. I reside in Seattle with my husband, two sons, and dog Katie.