I am emerging artist, creating art in my spare time. I have a BA in graphic design from the University of Illinois but found myself more drawn more to painting
Over the last several years I have begun experimenting with different types of materials in my work, utilizing different papers, pieces of plastic, organic matter such as seagrass, torn photographs, pastels, and oil crayons. I work primarily with acrylic paint, using modeling paste and ceramic tile adhesive to build an underlayer on my canvas or board, giving texture to the paint as it is applied. Acrylic paint is most forgiving and versatile as it can thinned down like watercolor, applied thickly for texture, and dries quickly to paint over. I like applying color with palette knives, smudging, scraping, rubbing, and then layering with more paint.