My work consists of watercolors, oils, mixed media and photography. My medium of choice for several years has been watercolors and I’m now exploring watercolor collage and oil collage. I am utilizing collage to transform the traditional two dimensional painting surface into a three dimensional visual surface. When working with watercolor collages, I’m using Arches 300lb cold press paper, layering the paper up to 4 layers high. When creating oil collages, I’m building surfaces with acid free materials and light modeling paste. A heavy modeling paste will weight down the canvas and create sag which I want Ito avoid.
Although my subject matter may be somewhat representational at times consisting of traditional landscapes such as barns set in a snow scene and still lives, several of my current pieces are contemporary abstracts creations.
When creating snow scenes, I like to contrast the warm colors of weathered barn siding with the cool color variations of snow. I’m a minimalist and do like to over load my paintings with excessive details since my objective is to present to the viewer just enough content to capture a mood or emotion. Several of my paintings convey a peaceful, homelike, intimate realism.
I find myself constantly analyzing everything around me which provides with endless possibilities of subject matter for new paintings.