Visual art

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.

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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.