monotypes and collage
This collection of artwork may seem diverse but in fact is connected by a common thread – layers. I enjoy telling stories with pictures, text, color and texture. By hiding some details and exposing others each story evolves into something different.
I am a closet naturalist. I am drawn to study and explore the shapes, colors and textures of the natural world. My art work is filled with images of birds, flowers, rock formations and landscapes. I draw inspiration from my collection of feathers, nests, bones and fossils.
Whether I am working with acrylics, collage or monotype, the techniques of layering and over glazing from my decorative painting background remain a major influence in my work. Each layer adds depth and richness to the work. Although I start with a sketch and a plan each piece evolves as the layers are added. I love the surprises that occur as each layer unfolds a new story and exposes a little of the previous one.