This is my latest painting in a series I started a few weeks back, there are many layers, perhaps ten or more to get this where I wanted it. The title is "Demolition". It is fitting because I am working on demolishing many old habits and ways of thinking and in doing this piece I took much sandpaper and even a big butcher knife to it :-). 12"x 12", venetian plaster, oil, graphite and cold wax.
If you click on image then click again you get a better idea of all the detail.
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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.