Primarily a painter I also work with other medias that each have their own unique quality. Lately I have extended this to include digital art, photography, and video. I appreciate the immediacy of digital. I enjoy being able to play around with effects, colors, and textures. Encaustic paint is vivid, luminous, and of rich color and texture and relief prints are organic and rough. Printmaking has a special place in my heart. It is very sensual. These vehicles are only one of many components that convey my ideas graphically. When working on something abstract for instance, the ideas and concerns related to color, composition, and mood help communicate or evoke a certain response with graphic concerns. When working with more realistic imagery, it may still be abstracted or taken out of context. While the shape or subject matter is of interest, real objects may be transformed and reduced.
And then there are times when it is just plain fun to play with color and design. There is no deliberate plan and I just go with whatever moves me at the time. Whether pastels, painting, printmaking, or photography technical qualities and my life are both relevant in my art.