I create my artwork to send out a message: to remind people that our environment is precious and that we can derive joy from those surroundings and from the people and places we experience. Whether painting, writing, photographing or re-working the vintage or discarded, we can see beauty and hope for our future.
I prefer to take a lively and current approach, utilizing photos in my pop art portraits, having been influenced heavily by the work of Warhol and Lichtenstein. I aim for a modern take on photography and am presently exploring the potential of collage. Also, I have sought to reclaim vintage leather pieces, both cowboy boots and purses, and transforming them with my own painted designs.
FINE ARTS WORK EXPERIENCE
2008-present painter, mixed media artist, photographer,