Mixed Media Works and Imprints
This body of work is a celebration of life, beauty and the energy it takes to make it all happen. My artwork combines oil painting, relief techniques, drawing, graphite, ink pens, prismacolor pencils, oilbars, video, photography and imprinting to create a unique visual interpretation of how I see the world. Imprinting is a new and innovative technique that has required many years of experimentation to perfect. It is a meticulous process that feels like a cross between painting, relief and printmaking. It took much trial and error to find the right tools for each step of the process such as: sharp scapels for very intricate,delicate cuts, japanese knives, and italian sputulas of all shapes and sizes. The sharp look is painstakingly hard to accomplish...much can go wrong. For instance, there are many grid-like sections that are laid out on the wood panel, and they must be perfectly aligned and seamless. All of the sections must be secure while imprinting, so that I can produce a clean, crisp result. This can be very difficult at times, especially when the sections are delicate and fragile. My goal is to enhance my technical skills far beyond what I’ve already learned in order to continually enliven this most challenging and rewarding technique.