I have come to painting by a circuitous route having worked for over 25 years as a sculptor. In 2000, I took up watercolor and collage as my creative outlets.
In recent work, I am creating Journies. In the Terra Series I am using imaginary mapping and symbols to focus on exploration. I have done ten of the pieces to date and intend to continue adding definition to this work.
In Sacred Words Imperfect, I am employing two primary techniques—air brush and watercolor pours. I use airbrush to create and array of angles criss-crossing the jumble of letters creating words and mystery.
In Technicolor Cows and the Opus Series, I use a “watercolor pour”-- permitting a spontaneous reaction to the color as it is set down on paper. Using watercolor crayons along with negative painting draws the subject off of the paper as I work on the painting. Using the watercolor crayons on top of a pour, the colors layer on top of one another in an ever changing the dimension. The layering of the crayon, pour and negative painting adds a depth to the visual work that creates excitement. I enjoy working in these styles and feel I can communicate a sense of the subject. These are powerful animals yet, in their leisure in the pasture, they are languid—a contradiction that isn’t often considered. In Technicolor Cows I am able to depict the soulfulness of a lone creature with a contemporary twist.