I’m a visual storyteller
The prevailing theme of my work is love ... love of place, love of moments and love of possibilities.
My work over the past 25 years, has moved through a few mediums. I began my artistic journey in textile arts, then moved into acrylic/oil painting for 15 years and now my current work in illustrative new media.
New media is an emerging art form in which traditional techniques (oil, acrylic, watercolor) are applied using a stylus or in my case, an ipencil. My screen is my canvas and my ipencil is my paintbrush. I choose colors from a digital palette and primarily use digital oil painting brushes.
My approach to both traditional painting and illustrative new media are identical.
The work is sketched out and then painted. One with a paintbrush, one with an ipencil.
The end result ...
One painting is on canvas while the other is printed through a 22 step Swiss Q technology process onto 1/4” thick, optically clear acrylic glass and then framed. It results in a work that is glossy, vivid and modern in its presentation.
Archival to 120 years.
Both traditional and new media works are one of a kind and originals.
I do not do prints of my work.
In the end, the medium isn’t as important to me as the story - storytelling is the key, it’s what makes me tick and it’s where I find my place. As an artist, I’m not interested in boxing myself into one style of working but instead, exploring and embracing my creativity through all opportunities that present themselves to me.