Oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics. Art inspired by organic material, shells, rock and the human figure.
Painting and sculpting are ways to create visual text. I consider myself a process artist. My work leans toward the abstract. Although I begin my work with something in mind, I am open to exploration throughout the development of my art. The plan will often change in response to opportunities that arise during the creative process. I frequently shift between mediums. For me, painting is a vigorous practice. Currently, I am working primarily in layers of oil washes over an “absorbent grounds” made of plaster and gesso. It is a medium which allows for exploration and I am continuing to expand and develop how I use this method. If I am feeling like everything needs to slow down I will spend some time working in clay. My subjects shift between figurative, where I work from live models and organic, where I spend time looking at things under a microscope or gather inspiration from the ocean, pieces of shell and other found materials. I am keenly interested in counterbalances; in nature, in people, in relationships. New for 2020, I now maintain both a painting studio and ceramics studio at my residence in The Sea Ranch, while I continue to work in my studio in ARTHOUSE, Sacramento.
Studio Tour Hours:
August 28 & 29 September 4-6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Directions to Studio 12 :
From Hwy 1, go west on Halcyon at mile marker 57.72, then right on leeward Road, left on Seal lion, right on Rock Cod to 42130 Rock Cod.