Current events have made Sonya Sotomayor’s presence in my collection even more meaningful to me. Ms. Manner, a chemistry teacher at Bryan Adams High School, recently passes away. At a vigil students came forward over and over and said that she believed in them no matter what their background. You could tell that this was a unique presence in [...]
Light: Reflected and from Within
Please join me for my first public exhibit of this many works. I’m presenting three series.
“Gold on Paper” explores the use of recycled paper in sculpture. First, I guide the sculptures with my hands, and then let the paper’s inherent properties take over, resulting in the creation of [...]
Sam came up with a great project for us. She used the left over core from our masking tape. Then asked me to do my papier mâché to give them a little more shape. We sanded and gessoed them. Then finished them with paintings inspired by old masters. Modigliani. Picasso. And Monet.
This is a project from when I was at Cobalt Studios. There, I was a student studying theatrical backdrop painting. Relative to most of what we did, this was small. But it was a good study for reproducing old master’s painting. Start with burnt umber and ultramarine and then layer in color once you [...]
Three canvases and a traditional subject… Poppies. A loose interpretation from life. Top and bottom were muted to ground them into their setting.
I love doing commissioned art pieces. I collaborate with the client and draw my inspiration from them and their space. In this project, I picked up colors from the room for a [...]