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BIO

Although I am predominantly a conceptual artist engaging in alternative projects, costume, installation, performance & subverted street art, I also use my art to capture the spirit of the world around me, to celebrate my environment, and to find & convey beauty. 

DRAWING:

I discovered the vibrancy of marker on photo paper during a 2020 Covid art Zoom with Franceska McCullough in which we could work with whatever media we chose and I grabbed what was handy.  I was instantly hooked and adapted the media to my plein air style, drawing from life observation and imagination.

PAINTING:

I began plein air painting in 2008 during the annual Augusta, MO plein air event.  My painting style is influenced more by my background & interest in decorative & fiber arts, especially Art Nouveau, than by formal training.  I prefer to work non-traditionally to convey the energy & spirit of being in the captive moment rather than depict an exact likeness or romanticized feeling of place.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY:

I have always photographed things that catch my eye, especially the more mundane or overlooked those things might be.  I am particularly drawn to details of nature & sky and the view looking up.  I began printing more of my photography on alternative materials in 2014.  When printing on such materials, I perceive of each piece as an original one-of-a-kind fine artwork.

 

JEWELRY:

I create hand-beaded jewelry as a means of meditation and to convey my same interests in landscape, nature & pattern in another media outside of painting and photography.  Much of my beadwork has a strong ebb & flow coming to a central focal point and can relate to feminine & masculine.

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