I create mostly 2D art that borrows from both traditional and contemporary techniques. I’ve focused on drawing, painting, and digital art most of my life (with occasional forays into ceramics), but more recently I have become mildly obsessed with printmaking.
I tend to use the Texturous Studios moniker when promoting my artwork online and at art festivals. The “studios,” such as they are, are technically a corner of my family room (and, occasionally, pockets of the garage), where I try to contain my mess du jour. On any given day, my work table might be occupied by acrylic paints, toxic-smelling epoxies, my sewing machine, and/or assorted scraps of paper, wood chips, and fabric. I also take advantage of any opportunity I get to play around with a printing press by taking classes at nearby schools like PCC Sylvania and PNCA.
- Upcoming Abandoned: Images of What Remains group show (Lake Oswego, OR, September–October 2021)
- Upcoming Silverton Fine Arts Festival (Silverton, OR, August 2021)
- Artists on Rotation ongoing exhibit, Ford Gallery (Portland, OR, January 2021 – present)
- The Inked Image Fine Arts Print Show, Sidestreet Arts (Portland, OR, January 2021)
- Beaverton Arts Mix! Show and Sale (online, October 2020)
- Buckman Art Show and Sell (Portland, OR, March 2020)
- Marine Food Webs: Drifters to Swimmers group show, Giustina Gallery (Corvallis, OR, Feb–March 2020)
- Fall Festival of the Arts (Troutdale, OR, September 2019)
- Silverton Fine Arts Festival (Silverton, OR, August 2019)
- Clackamas County Arts Alliance Artist Exhibit Program (Oregon City, OR, June–December 2019)
- Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour group art exhibit (Oregon City, OR, June 2019)
- An Artistic Heritage group show at Lake Oswego Festival for the Arts (Lake Oswego, OR, June 2019)
- ArtSplash (Tualatin, OR, July 2018)
- Buckman Art Show and Sell (Portland, OR, March, 2018)
I create layers of texture and color through a combination of painting, printmaking, and collage techniques. I use collaged elements to contribute information to the final image – such as a visual or textual clipping from a found source – or simply to build up the image’s textural or tactile qualities. I keep a constant eye out for potential ways to give new life to cast-off materials through my art in an effort to offset the environmentally-unfriendly effects of many traditional art media. In my work you’ll see vestiges of seed catalogs, election brochures, old books and magazines, maps, my own discarded projects., and any other interesting paper tidbits that I happen upon.