The spirit of this small studio really began in 1979 on Cliff Island, in a tiny camp called “ The Redhouse”. It was a very special spot, with excellent views of Casco Bay. I worked on an island construction crew, and designed a first house from that studio. As modest as it was, the place fulfilled my ideal vision of beauty and design: simplicity, efficiency, and strong connections to the land and the community.
Over the years I did collaborative design and construction projects in Maine and New Hampshire. In 1987 I established my own architecture office, specializing in small projects of all kinds. I taught design in Maine schools, and continued drawing, painting, and printmaking, studying at MECA and community workshops. In recent years, I have focused my studio practice on watercolor painting, printmaking, and design. Redhouse Studio is a wonderful place to work, full of light, color, books, inspiration, and community.