Click the images to enlarge.

Series

Paintings 

 

Black and White Series

I am drawn to abstract painting as a means to create new techniques that in turn make interesting pieces.  I eschew brushes for palette knives and often srcape off surfaces to see what has developed under thick coatings of paint.  I am also pushed to create texture.  I want the viewer to want to touch the pieces and feel the bumps and lines.  It's another way to become immersed.  Lines make the viewer want to push past the foreground to see what is just behind the surface.  The lines engage the viewer to want more from the pieces, and they are rewarded when their eyes can find the medium between the lines and the background, the base of the work.



 

Bold black lines with pops of red and yellow are partially obscured by hazy, gray ridges.   Excess paint is scraped off to produce those textured lines and gives the effect of uncovering the more defined image below. 

Black and White 1 large- sold
Black and White 1 large- sold

48" x 36"acrylic paint, gel medium

Black and White 2 large pair- sold
Black and White 2 large pair- sold

24" x 48" each canvas- acrylic paint, gel medium

Black and White 3 v triptych- sold
Black and White 3 v triptych- sold

12" x 30" each canvas- acrylic paint, gel medium

Black and White 4 horizontal triptyc
Black and White 4 horizontal triptyc

12" x 30" each canvas- acrylic paint, gel medium

Black and White 5
Black and White 5

24" x 36"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Black and White  6- sold
Black and White 6- sold

24" x 36"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Neon Series

Bright colors and swirling patterns are partially hidden behind many lines and ridges.  Paint is put on and scraped off revealing and obscuring the story.  

Neon 1- sold
Neon 1- sold

30" x 40"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Neon 2 triptych- Rising and Setting
Neon 2 triptych- Rising and Setting

12" x 30" each canvas- acrylic paint, gel medium

Neon 3 Pair- sold
Neon 3 Pair- sold

24" x 36" each canvas- acrylic paint, gel medium

Neon 4- sold
Neon 4- sold

30" x 40"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Line Series

Texture, color, and lines form a sort of map or grid that lets the eye wander.  Much like a light dusting of snow, white covers the bumpy surfaces and hints at what is just under the surface.   

Line Series 1
Line Series 1

20" x 20"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Line Series 1- detail
Line Series 1- detail
Line Series 2
Line Series 2

30" x 40"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Line Series 2- detail
Line Series 2- detail
Line Series 3- sold
Line Series 3- sold

48" x 36"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Line Series 3- detail
Line Series 3- detail
Line Series 4
Line Series 4

30" x 30"- acrylic paint, gel medium

Line Series 4- detail
Line Series 4- detail

Silver Series

The Silver Series evokes a serene and mystical feel.  The heavily textured surface of each piece not only brings dimension, but creates an untold story of how and why it came to be.

Silver Ridges 1
Silver Ridges 1

30" x 30"- metal leaf, gel medium, acrylic paint

Silver Ridges 1- detail
Silver Ridges 1- detail
Silver Ridges 2
Silver Ridges 2

30" x 40"- metal leaf, gel medium, acrylic paint

Silver Ridges 2- detail
Silver Ridges 2- detail
Silver Series 1- sold
Silver Series 1- sold

30" x 40" - metal leaf, gel medium, acrylic paint

Silver Series 1- detail
Silver Series 1- detail
Silver Series 2- Triptych
Silver Series 2- Triptych

12" x 30" each canvas- metal leaf, gel medium, acrylic paint

Silver Series 2- Triptych detail
Silver Series 2- Triptych detail
Silver Series 3- sold
Silver Series 3- sold

24" x 30"- metal leaf, gel medium, acrylic paint

Silver Series 3- detail
Silver Series 3- detail
Silver Series 4- sold
Silver Series 4- sold

24" x 30"- metal leaf, gel medium, acrylic paint

Silver Series 4- detail
Silver Series 4- detail

While trying to evolve my style and techniques, I create works that don't fit into any category.  I consider these non-series paintings.

Orange Stripe- sold
Orange Stripe- sold

acrylic paint, gel medium, spackle, varnish

Yellow Painting
Yellow Painting

acrylic paint, gel medium, spackle

Blue Painting- sold
Blue Painting- sold

acrylic paint, gel medium, cornmeal

Sun and Moon
Sun and Moon

acrylic paint, gel medium, varnish

Non-Series

Paintings 

Spackle Paintings

This group of paintings was based on expanding my techinque using spackle as a medium.  Also, bold colors and stripes dominate much of the work.  The thickened paint inspired me to push and swipe it across the canvas creating a roughened texture.  I really enjoyed when the under layers of paint showed through during the process because of the added surprise and dimension.

Sunrise
Sunrise

spackle, acrylic paint

Lazy River
Lazy River

acrylic paint, spackle

Rainy Day
Rainy Day

spackle, acrylic paint

Funhouse Stripes 1
Funhouse Stripes 1

acrylic paint, spackle

Funhouse Stripes 2
Funhouse Stripes 2

acrylic paint, spackle

Striped Quartet
Striped Quartet

spackle, acrylic paint

Softening Day
Softening Day

spackle, acrylic paint

Softening Stripes
Softening Stripes

spackle, acrylic paint

Softening Plaid
Softening Plaid

spackle, acrylic paint