Like many artists, I've experimented in a variety of media in an
attempt to find better ways to express what I am doing. My forte
has been the presentation and exploration of the human figure and
portraiture, with a sprinkling of a few other things! While most
of my work tends to be 2-dimensional, I have ventured into 3-dimensional
sculpture with clay and various other materials, notably textiles
and embroidery, again with a concentration on the figure and costuming.
This art portfolio represents a glimpse of my work - with a cross-section
of media and subject material, and will change from time to time.
The mixed media series (including pets) is all done on acid-free
papers, and often has a mixture of oil pastels with chalk, with
other traditional and not-so traditional materials, occasionally.
The oil paintings represent a more traditional painting method
for presentation of portraiture, mostly done on a larger scale.
Illustration covers digital illustration, life drawing in various
media, houses, and medical illustration, as well as a representation
of mural work."painting" as illustrations for a children's
book, now widely available in bookstores.
The textile segment shows samples of tea cosies- developed to be
not only highly decorative, yet also functional pieces. This idea
extended into the tea cosy "maid" or doll, in response
to that 'what to get someone who has everything' idea! A friend
encouraged me to expand the doll cosy into a complete figure, which
provided a wonderful new set of technical challenges, and led to
a small line of miniature antique hats, as well.