My paintings focus on my interest in color, texture and the mixing of materials to achieve an image that beckons to be examined closly. Working with traditional painting techniques as well as collage and found materials, I like to build my paintings up with color and texture. Some are three-dimensional constructions while others have raised surfaces or employ traditional paintings techniques. I sometimes use shaped canvases to add another element to my work. Besides working with square and rectangular canvases, I also work with round canvases. It’s a shape that has fascinated me from the time I started going to art museums as a youngster. I wanted to put a contemporary twist on them. While in college, it was a shape I worked with and I continue to be intrigued with the shape today.
I have been a member of CORE New Art Space in Denver, Colorado since 2002. I have a B.S. in Fine Art from Western Michigan University. The degree is in painting, drawing and printmaking. I am a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in garment screen-printing. I have been involved with all aspects of screen-printing for 30 years and am considered an expert in the field. I am a member of the Academy of Screen Printing Technology with approximately forty members worldwide.
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