A joyful artist’s path is fueled by curiosity.
I paint intuitively, meaning I prefer not to have a specific composition in mind when I start a new piece. Covering the canvas randomly with colour, bits of collage and charcoal marks, I add layer upon layer until I have a background that speaks to me. From there I loosely sketch out whatever subject I see peeking out from the mish-mash. Each piece is a journey.
I love to experiment. Did you know hair gel can be used to thin acrylic paints and extend their open time? It’s not suitable for archival or commercial work but it’s fun to play with non-traditional methods.
You may have noticed that some of my pieces have a seam running down the centre. That’s because I paint in art journals made from altered books. The crease happens when a painting is spread over two pages. If you’re intrigued by the thought of giving a second life to unloved or damaged books, look it up on YouTube. You’ll find hundreds of how-to videos.
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