Artist Statment

Observing , learning and study of all aspects of a subject is essential to creating my art, as is the interaction with the chosen media . I enjoy working in modern and traditional mediums and materials . It is a honor to share what is discovered.
Metal has been used since the Renaissance as a substrate for painting and gilding. I am excited to bring its luster and shifting nature into my  new work the Brushed Metal and Reflective Metal paintings. It adds qualities that are untenable on canvas .It works exceptionally well for capturing the living energetic nature of seascapes, sunsets, water  and fire elements . when added to abstracts the dimension of depth can be striking. A new series of Nudes is coming soon in 2020 , Bodies on metal ! 
 For the Reflective Metal Paintings I love the physicality of working relief the metals surface. Carving my vision into it’s  surface , All that shifting light and form ! Next translucent colors enhancing the depth. Finally I get to brush in the fine details . It’s a wonderful combination of sculpting and painting on the finished piece .
  The Brushed Metal Paintings add lustrous glow to  land and seascapes series. I traveled an observed ,photographed stunning locals. I love noting the subtle nuances and energies,, there is so much nature offers. At the studio I remember these experiences and paint ! Some are painted with realism , some with impressionism..or a blend of both . I am more interested in capturing all those wondrous  things my photography  can not convey.
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