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Looking forward to a great new year of new ideas and creative endeavors. The diptych two-panel piece shown here is my latest completed artwork. It is installed in a beautiful new home high on a hill.
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...
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!
A couple of my wonderful and - interesting buyers - at Bellevue Art Festival, Bellevue, WA, 2016. They have a fabulous home in Seattle and the perfect spot for my collage titled, "Eastbound".
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.