Looking for Landscapes in Rusty Metal
While I’m shooting I may see a hint of a landscape or cloud I plan to use later, but mostly I just shoot what looks interesting and know I will have ‘discovery’ later as I get them into the computer and see what I have. I do not change the color of an image, I just bring up the saturation and contrast and that usually reveals gorgeous color combinations and textures that I would never think of creating on my own. It’s magical and I feel a bit of alchemy as I transform an image of scrapyard castoffs to a...
I enjoy reuniting and visiting with artist friends I have met at the festivals over the years. It is ‘hit and miss’ when you will see many of them again, as some get in the same shows you do that year and some don’t. We all share our latest “War Stories” from festivals, like the soaring heat that caused artists and customers alike to faint during one show or a flash flood running through festival grounds of another show in the SW, damaging may artists’ work from drenching rain. One year in Portland OR it rained so long and hard...
Taking a Look at my Work
People seem to love my work and I get a lot of positive comments, which is very rewarding to hear after being holed up, alone in the studio, working on a new body of work most of the year!
I love to interact with all of the people (can be hundreds of people a day) and tell the story of my journey as an artist and the process I use to create my work. I have an unusual process of photography and mixed media, when people find this out, they are often surprised initially thinking my pieces are paintings! I use an explanation board, shown here, to help some visualize my process.
"It is not what one acquires, but what one creates"
Thought for Today ~ "It is not what one acquires, but what one creates"......"Kaishi", contemporary digital composition of a rustic brick surface. High quality giclee created in the studio using archival pigment inks on acid free heavyweight paper to maximize color longevity. Print surface of artwork is hand textured with a protective clear acrylic medium - this allows the print to be framed with or without glass. Signed by the artist on the print surface with paint. 1" white border on all sides. Custom sizes available by request, contact the artist through this website for information.