After many year of acrylic painting and exploring various media, now I primarily make abstract botanicals in a mixed media format, essentially collage. I do some painting, drawing, writing, photography, digital and web design.
Each mixed media piece takes many hours as I hand-color my papers, and I make my own stamps. I shy away from store bought products, preferring to make my own or use found objects.At any point, I have a rainbow of papers, often printed on gelli plate, sometimes marked with other tools. A piece begins with color scheme and stylistic elements. A watercolor background is a base for textured marks, and I place paper shapes in an organic process. The work is finalized with black and white accents.