Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Instructor
Acrylic paint on panels is my medium. I paint in an opaque, transparent and glazing technique that is similar to the blending techniques of oil painting. In acrylic, I build up layers of colors and use wet and dry brushing, cutting edges, and cropping. This is the best way to describe my painting process, but unlike oil painting, with acrylics the process is restarted over and over again until it is finished. Traditional landscapes, portrait, still-life, and urban scenes that are expressive, ready made, and are my preferred subjects. When they all are combined I feel as if, in some ways, I am working with a new subject, and style, distilling it from the clutter to present it as art . As a post modern artist, I have a freedom to use anything and all types of material, a gift of those who broke ground for art, as subject matter for painting; this freedom is expressed, and real in the wide variety of styles and subjects that I paint with my modern techniques. But when it is all said, I use painting to create art, as a poet uses words or a musician uses tone to create art.