Visual art

I create mostly 2D art that borrows from both traditional and contemporary techniques, primarily employing painting, collage, mixed media, and 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 my Ettan etching press, acrylic paints, toxic-smelling epoxies, my sewing machine, and/or assorted scraps of paper, wood chips, and fabric.

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Artist’s statement

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.