I was raised in a small town near the Wasatch mountains of Utah and spent a great deal of time exploring and gaining a profound appreciation of nature that is reflected in my art. Since childhood, I have had a keen interest in all forms of art, and have enjoyed working in almost all mediums. My primary interest has always been abstract. I have a passion for whimsy, color and the unusual.
I am an ameture artist for 60 or so years. Love art and like to experiment. Specializing in mixed media and various techniques such as acrylic urethane, mineral powders, water based paints, gold leaf, layering and sanding layers.
My current specialty developed into a wet, mixed-media process using acrylic urethanes as a foundation with a variety of application and manipulation techniques. I enjoy the spontaneity and experimentation the mediums offer. My successes are shared with the forces of nature and I love the surprises and unique results achieved with the methods I use. Each piece is a labor of love reflecting a current state of mind. My processes continuously evolve. I now specialize in original paintings only (No photo copies). Some of my paintings are television covers and have other utilitarian uses. All of my latest work is on commercial gallery wrapped canvas and is unframed. Painting Techniques: My technique uses bold imaginative mixed media colors and innovative movement to create a composition, marbleizing colors and shapes. Each piece begins with a passion for vibrant color combinations, bold shades, as well as warm calming hues. Working in concert with natural forces, colors are manipulated into extended strings, swirls and curves and are sometimes followed with even more layers of color or sanding to expose hidden layers or by adding collage materials such as feathers. In most cases the paint is activated in techniques that allow the colors to blend on the canvas. The process allows for colors and textures that cannot be created with a palette knife or brush alone. An amazing creation of vibrancy is the result that brings energy to the piece. Each piece is a unique one of a kind that is impossible to fully reproduce.