This is my latest collage, 12"x 12", tea, rust and flowers dyed on rice paper, teabag rusted, venetian plaster, oil paint, shell, rock, thread, ink, cold wax on cradle board. I added a side view and detail shots. Titled "The Temple". If you double click you will be rewarded with great close ups. I like this piece a lot it calms me when I look at it :-). I love to hear your thoughts. This piece will be going to my ETSYshop soon.
Thank you all for your prayers for my friend, he is home from the hospital and recovering well.
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.