The Thoughts & Examples

What I am exploring lately is painting faces using a wide variety of media. I use the word "painting" deliberately, because that is how my work feels to me. I am painting with a variety of media.  I work on the "edge," taking the two-dimensional format and expanding it or pushing its limits and playing with people's expectations of those limits. To keep the rich texture that is created available to the viewer, the frame is incorporated into the artwork itself.  The frame is not something that is added later, is external to and "confines" the piece.

My aim is to create a complete piece of art that remains open to the viewer who then has the freedom to continue to enjoy the texture and to be able to witness and revisit the steps in the creative process. The work remains a part of the living world; organic and not sealed and set inside a time capsule.

As with all of my work, you can find it on Saatchiart.com. These pieces are in the Mixed Media & Collages Collection.

These new framed paintings will be featured in my presentation at the Artomatic Art Fair in Dupont Circle, DC running from March 8 - April 28, 2024.

Earring

2023

16.5 in. x 20.5 in.

Paper, ink, specialty paper, charcoal, gesso, metal washers, fixative

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On The Streets

2023

16.5 in. x 20.5 in.

Paper, ink, specialty paper, charcoal, mulberry paper, watercolor, fixative, gesso

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Cluster of Flowers

2023

13.5 in. x 18.5 in.

Paper, ink, specialty paper,  tissue paper, glossy gel, gossamer paper, raw mulberry paper, gesso

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Holding It Together

2024

10.5 in. x 18.5

Paper, ink, charcoal, specialty paper, metallic paper, Thai marble momi paper, gesso

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Debris

2023

19.5 in. x 24.5 in.

Paper, ink, specialty paper, charcoal, tissue paper, watercolors made from soil, fixative, gesso

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