I consider myself a painter, but I work in 3 different mediums:Painting (primarily oil and acrylic paintings), monotype prints, and ceramic tiles. My subject manner is the human figure, and abstract French Landscapes.I have been drawing the figure since high school, and I work directly from a live model.
My Landscape inspiration comes from a monthly trip to the Sancerre region of France, where I have been painting for 13 years.I sit out in the field and paint each evening for the month of September, and then use my paintings and ideas for inspiration of other landscape paintings in my studio during the rainy Portland winters.
All of my work is original.I have no reproductions.Below is a description of each medium.
PAINTING:I work both on paper, and on canvas.I work quickly, according to a series of colors or ideas.I often paint with rollers and with my hands. I am inspired by color and by line or shape.
MONOTYPE PRINTS:I have a large press in my studio, but I work exclusively with the monotype process, which produces only one original print. I paint my picture on a piece of plastic plexiglass and then transfer that image on paper through my press.
CERAMIC TILE:I have been making tiles since 1984.I make and paint my own tiles.Again, I am interested in a unique presentation of my vision of the human figure and landscape.All of the tiles are framed and designed for a gallery presentation.