PROCESS

PROCESS

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Moving forward

Moving forward

Moving forward

Moving forward

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Getting to the other side

Getting to the other side

Getting to the other side

Getting to the other side

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Moving at the Pace of a Cloud

Moving at the Pace of a Cloud

Moving at the Pace of a Cloud

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The Only Way Through

The Only Way Through

The Only Way Through

The Only Way Through

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The process I am exploring in my figurative works incorporates accumulated artifacts unique to the individual portrayed. These are painted on directly or combined with mylar to create an image in which the artifacts are visible beneath the translucent painting surface. The combination of alphanumeric documents, original and found imagery and the representational portraiture suggest layers of individual experience with the layering of the materials.

The images that concern nature are painted or drawn from direct observation outdoors or from my own photographs and memory. For larger works I create a storyboard that includes my own photos and sketches, images created by other artists, color notes and quotes that fit the mood I want to create. I am analytical in my planning stages, but shift to a more intuitive way of working as the piece develops. I am inspired by the sensuality and versatility of oil paint, and follow where it leads. I love the luminous quality of transparent glazes and often incorporate them in my landscape work.