Inspired by local landscapes and life drawings, most of my current work is painted using a computer program Painter © Corel, as my artist’s media / tool to produce final, one-of-a-kind archival fine art images.
All my pieces are originals: imagery is drawn on the computer. I typically use drawings created from life drawing / plein air sessions, and “play” (explore the possibilities) with the basic simple image until I find a personal satisfaction with the final work. My landscapes were inspired by viewing the Monet exhibit in San Francisco. A close up look at his canvases detailed a lot of texture and color. In May – June of 2006, I took a “challenge” to do a painting a day. I did this in the hopes that it would push me to use more movement, color, develop a new approach to my painting.
I treat each printed creation as a one-of-a-kind original. Selected images are printed on 100% acid-free rag paper or other archival papers and stored / framed in an archival tradition.
Using clay to create figurative sculptures, both large and small, based on life drawing sessions. I also create functional ware. My ceramic creations are all fired in the Cone 6 to 10 temperature range, and are food safe.