2D Mixed Media
I have been a photographer for 40+ years. My initial introduction to photography led me into the tranquil, yet stimulating world of the darkroom where I took classes with many noted regional photographers to learn the skills required for portrait, fine art black & white, infra-red, multiple exposure images, and hand-tinting photography. All were challenging & fascinating styles and I enjoyed learning the specific technical requirements for each genre, while always seeking my individual focus. After completing college with a BA from the University of Montevallo, and several years of traditional darkroom work, I felt a need to incorporate a more tactile experience into my art. This led me to explore creating images thru painting in the mediums of watercolors, pastels, oils, and encaustics. Now, I happily combine my photography experience and vision with my painting skills as a starting point and open inspiration to produce a more creative and individual design. I may choose to finish the image on canvas or in the digital darkroom which offers endless variations to pursue in creating an image that communicates both unique mood and emotion. My work is sometimes “realistic”, but often times more of an “abstracted” image. All of my work is created and produced using archival quality inks, paint, paper, and other materials as needed. No matter the result, my goal is to reflect ART as the vital reality and beauty that I hold most sacred in this world. Thank you very much for looking at my work. Please let me know if I can answer any questions, or if you would like to discuss any particular subjects or material you might be interested in that I may create to fulfil an artistic reality for you to treasure.