It all started, at a young age, with the Town Dump. It wasn’t like today’s “recycling centers”, there were piles of discards ready for the taking. The possibilities were endless.
My parents taught me furniture refinishing, power tool usage, sewing and how to fix almost anything. Soon I was combining odd elements from the Dump to make humorous or philosophical statements. The words “Assemblage” and “Collage” weren’t even part of my vocabulary yet.
My first painting, executed at age 12, was inside a thrift-shop fold-out box. It was so satisfying to mold an image from pots of color, that eventually I moved on to traditional canvas. Later, an aptitude for science and math, combined with artistic thinking, led to a degree and career as a Licensed Architect.
All these influences, along with family and travel, can be seen in my Art. Some Works are traditional and others combine materials in new ways. Life is an Exploration and Art is a way to Express and Share.
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36 x 48 gallery wrapped
Oil on Canvas
A few months ago, I spent a week in The Galapagos. This painting is of a succulent vine on the rocks of one of the islands. What fascinated me were the variegated colors on a single vine. Instead of being an exact copy of the vine structure however, I painted starlike formations to express the universal color scheme found throughout the local flora, fauna and geology.
Gallery Wrap 36 x 36
Fenestration started with a favorite color combination. I had no idea what it would look like when finished. The first pass was a light wash depicting a window with shutters and bushes underneath. That can now hardly be seen, as layers of paint were added on top to create an interesting composition leaving “windows” that look through to the original painting.
Framed 18 x 22
Mixed Media Collage
Explaining Relativity began with a fascination for Victorian woodcuts that illustrated new findings from the great explorers. As the descriptions were verbal, the illustrators used their imaginations to fill in, resulting in some rather odd creations. Then I found other fancies that related, culminating in the addition of more realistic birds that live in my neighborhood and a view of the canal in my front yard.