My monoprints are created by carving an image into a block, painting printing inks onto the block with small brushes, then making a print. Next, I go back into to each print and add details using pencils, India ink, and more printing inks with smaller brushes to create truly one-of-a-kind images; hence the result of a monoprint. Since I began creating monoprints about 3 years ago, I have focused primarily on the subject matter of “classic” themes- mother and child, nudes, portraits and self-portraits, family, etc. My aim is to show these themes in a fresh and intriguing style. Influences for my monoprints come from Japanese prints, the artists Alice Neal and Egon Schiele, Bog people, along with Dick Jane and Sally book illustrations of the 1960’s and 1970’s.