As a potter and as a painter texture has always been a large part of my creativity. Paintings of A Texturephile - Designs and Paintings of a texturephile - Images are devoted exclusively to that quality of my work. As well as watercolors, I use modeling paste, specialty paper, matte and glossy gels, and sand as well as gesso to give the work depth and to create lots of interest for the eyes of the viewer.
These pieces are not shown off well as images. They do best when seen “live.” The complexity of the texture along with the interplay of the different gels and paints creates a changing pattern that shifts as the piece is viewed from different angles and in different light. It will change in the morning light as it will again in the light of the afternoon and evening. You will see it differently up close and at a distance. And it will once again show you something else when looked at from an angle. These are “living” pieces that continue to offer the viewer new information and to give new experiences as well as new areas of interest with each viewing.