While studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute I took my first classes in printmaking and fell in love with etching. I went on to focus on printmaking when I transferred to the California College of Arts and Crafts across the bay in Oakland.
I have also been more interested in drawing than painting and I feel printmaking suits me better.
An exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints in San Francisco changed my perception of art, perhaps in the same way the Impressionist were influenced, and I began to work with woodcuts as well.
Most of my woodcuts have been quite large but I have begun to work with smaller size prints recently using traditional Japanese printmaking tools.