Thursday, April 26, 2012

I think of my abstracts as alternative landscapes.

I am a painter and collagist. Originally collage was a process I used to develop ideas for my paintings. Now the collages that I make are small intimate art pieces in their own right. They are made from a variety of papers, fabrics and found items which I collect.

My paintings feature flat blocks of acrylic color with crisp hard edges. These fields are juxtaposed with imagery that has been applied using a variety of techniques. Along with paintbrushes, I often employ palette knife, airbrush, and turkey baster, hand made stencils, bubble wrap and finger painting to get the effects I am looking for. Any paint applicator is fair game.

I like to create compositions that have a tension, a delicate balance; as if the objects are about to shift.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Paintings and Collage

In Your Time Zone, acrylic on canvas
Party Pack, acrylic on canvas

Sea Salt, collage

Sawbill Trail in Autumn, collage

Collage with Grouse Feather

Bark & Grass, collage