I have painted and created all my life, drawn to and inspired by the layering and interplay of color, shape, texture and images in both artistic creations and real-life scenes. Much of my work takes the form of an abstracted landscape, evoking a colourful and whimsical imagined vista.
My art is about adding richness and depth to each piece by adding successive layers of work, gradually building up a dense and intricate surface. I start by creating an active ground using a mixture of acrylic mediums with collaged and embedded papers or other found items, including string, mesh, or cheesecloth. Once this is dry, I add color using a variety of paints and ink. I will also add other material, building up layers by alternating and intermingling color and collage. I enhance areas of the piece through line work, using water soluble pencils, inks, markers, pastels and very small brushes.
My work was recently featured on the front page of the Life Section of the Toronto Star Newspaper: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2021/01/30/the-mixed-media-work-long-view-might-look-abstract-but-it-is-intended-to-evoke-an-imagined-landscape.html