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. 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 , bodies on metal !
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 on the finished piece .
on the 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. 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.