About The Paintings
I began to
paint seriously in 1992, using mixed water media. I experimented widely with acrylics, watercolor, inks and
pastels, but when I discovered colored pencils I knew that I’d found something that excited me.
I saw an
awesome creative potential, and I found the work of other colored pencil artists fascinating and
I’ve used colored and watercolor pencils in almost every painting I’ve completed over the years. I enjoy the
control they give me when rendering detail, as well as the saturation of color that I am able to
worked with canvas and acrylics in the past I prefer to work with mixed water-media. I
use 130-140lb cold-pressed acid-free watercolor papers. They don't generally exceed 18
inches on their longest side.
I often allow
nature to help me to create the textured grounds I use in my work prior to painting on them. There
are a variety of ways to accomplish this.
I use such
techniques as freezing ink and paint directly onto the watercolor papers, trapping inks and other pigments under
textured papers, fabrics or plastic sheets and then allowing them to dry before removing the extra materials and
then stretching the paper ready for use.
I’m a mythic
artist. My work reflects some of the myths and interdimensional phenomena that abound on this planet, and I try
to convey glimpses into these mysterious other-worldly landscapes through the
When I paint,
I want to create art that ecourages a sense of wonder in the viewer, making them curious about
the hidden worlds that lie all around them. I want to convey a feeling of being open to
unusual possibilities to people who look at my work.