Citrus Heights, CA, United States
I am a mixed media printmaker, painter and book artist living in the Sacramento California area.
I'm an advocate of non-low toxic alternatives to traditional art making materials. I've also had a lifelong interest in the science of color theory and consider myself a colorist.
Skills and Techniques
I love to integrate new technologies and materials with traditional techniques to create new art forms. I've been combining digital media and found objects into mixed media prints, encaustics and paintings for decades. I love to experiment with materials and techniques; in fact I get quickly bored with mere traditional techniques that I learned in my mother's studio...
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Get to Know
I cut my first tooth on a paintbrush in my Mother's studio, where I learned to draw and paint. My whole life has been in an art studio. When I was a little girl I would sit and make paper dolls, designing outfits for them as I watched my Mother paint. Now I like to use the computer as an art tool. I sketch my ideas, scan them and then play with the digital images till I determine the composition and colors I wish to work with. Sometimes while playing around I create collages of my photos, sketches and ready-made computer clip art. I print the final plans, do a painting of the image and/or transfer the digital print to wood for black & white or multi-color woodcut prints. I also include digital printouts and found objects with traditional techniques to create mixed media works of art. I try often attempt to convey socially relevant and socially conscious dialogue in my art through the use of humor.I love to correspond on line with other woodcut artist around the world and am a member of barenforum.com, a worldwide woodcut artist's Internet forum. I regularly participate in print exchanges with these same artists.
Project for "Outside the Box" Placer Arts fundraiser in May of 2011. Encaustic bas relief and found objects on the outside of the box.
Encaustic, digital printouts, found objects and sharpie marker inside and bordering the box.
Roll-out image of mesoamerican pottery projected onto gessoed paper for tracing.
near finished painting of mesoamerican pottery roll-out