I am constantly aware of creating light within the work through color pairings and interactions. I pour colors onto the canvas and watch what happens. Mixed media allows for more creative freedom. It is a way to give the materials more of a voice. I direct, they sing. I use many materials to begin a piece. These can be manipulated and moved around as I form the idea of the painting. Mediums are added to get the desired consistency to allow application that takes my heavy hand out of it. I chime in to gather the idea together.
I also use graphite and oil pastel as drawn elements. Translucency is created in many ways and is usually the result of great experimentation. Water and mediums are added to the materials to ‘see what happens. I then use hard edges in oil paint to edit finding the gems in the underlying layers.
The shapes I choose are very organic. The theme of my work would be seasons changing or rather watching what changes around me in my environm... READ MORE