The Protagonist

I made my first watercolor painting at age 5 – a robin catching a worm – and have been creating paintings and illustrations using water based media ever since.  Painting birds is still a favorite, as well as the woodland animals that live in my home state of New Hampshire.

My creative work is primarily influenced by history – early medieval Irish manuscripts, the Stave Churches of Norway, Viking art,  Renaissance geometry, alchemical engravings, and particularly how nature is represented in these historic styles. I look backward to find symbols and myths – essential elements from our collected human psyche – to employ as filters for my own personal experiences.  I have also developed an invented runic alphabet to use as a way to add the texture of language and hidden meaning to my work.

I am also a professional woodcarver, and you can see my woodcarvings on my other website: www.ninthwavedesigns.com.

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