This is a new collage called Raven's Dream, I have started a new series and it will be ravens and wildlife, not sure what all I will be drawing, but probably rabbits and deer and all manner of bird. The back grounds satisfy my love of abstraction and the animals satisfy my love of animals and drawing. This piece is a 12" x 12", venetian plaster, oil, rust, tea, ink, graphite, paper and cold wax on cradle board. This painting will be making it's way to my ETSY site in a day or so. If you click on a photo and then click on it again after it opens you get a great detailed view.
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This piece will be tumbled.
I am a painter living in the beautiful moutain town of Taos New Mexico.
I have been painting since I was eight years old when I declared to my mother that I wanted to be an artist. She promptly went out and bought me an oil set. Perhaps not the wisest choice for a child, but it got me started. I have been painting ever since and my way of working and what I paint has changed dramatically over the years. At this point in time I am working with mixed media on board and canvas. Nearly every image starts with a dream, either waking or sleeping. Other subjects that inform my work are literature and nature. Each painting is for me an adventure in color and texture,an exploration of joy and a way for me to get to know myself better. There is always a personal narrative and some hidden message that I am unaware of until it reveals itself in the finished piece. My paintings are about whatever is going on in my life at the time I am painting. My intention when I do a painting is to be true to my authentic voice and perhaps to open someone's heart and mind to all the possibilities around them.