Artist Statement:

I explore painting using textile pigments on fabrics. Silks, black trigger cloth and the micro-fiber Encaustiflex® are my primary substrates.
Visual dimension develops through the creative process as forms and abstract imagery evolve. Creating depth and transparency using paint, mixed media elements and surface design methods, I capture movement and flow that sing with vibrant color.

While some paintings are done in one session, others call for a series of layering shape and form, which is random to my process.
Paint is moved along the surface of the fabric using a brush and scraper. Palette knives and grouting tools make the initial marks in the paint. Once this layer is dry, a series of masks, paint and mark making follow in additional layers. When complete, shadows are added to create a sense of depth and space.

Descent 

Textile pigments on encaustiflex, mounted on wood cradleboard

15 x 15 x 1.5″

Sea Tang 

Textile pigments on silk shantung; mounted on gator board, wood cradleboard

24-1/4 x 29-1/4 x 1-7/8″

Flight to Oberon

Textile pigment on cotton duck, mounted on wood cradleboard

At the End of All Things

Textile pigment on ice dyed cotton dish towel, mounted on painted canvas 

24″ x 30″ x 3/4″

Fukushima

Textile pigment on black trigger, mounted on wood cradleboard

30 x 19-1/2  x 1-3/4”

Typhoon

Textile pigment on black trigger, mounted on wood cradleboard

27-3/4 x 16-1/2 x 1-3/4”

The Key of G

Textile medium on black trigger, mounted on wood cradleboard 

28 x 17 x 1-3/4”

Into the Vortex

Textile pigment on black trigger, mounted on wood cradleboard

18-3/4 x 29-3/4 x 1-5/8”

Water Fall 

Textile pigment on cotton duck, mounted on wood cradleboard

27-7/8 x 16-3/4 x 1-3/4″

Untitled 

Textile pigment on cotton duck, mounted on wood panel;

16 x 23-1/2 x 1.5″

Beneath the Surface

Textile pigment on silk, mounted on wood cradleboard

32 x 20 x 1-7/8”

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Textile pigment on silk, mounted on wood cradleboard

32 x 21-1/4 x 1-7/8”

Cosmic Fugue

Acrylic on paper

34-1/2″ x 45-3/4”

Microcosm

Textile pigment on cotton sateen, mounted on wood cradleboard

24-1/2 x 34 x 1.5″

Aurora Polaris 

Wax resist, painted with thickened dye on silk, mounted on wood cradeboard

16 x 20 x 1.5″

Pyrotechnics 

Wax resist painted with thickened dye on silk, mounted on wood cradleboard

16 x 20 x 1.5″

Cosmic Shower 

Wax resist painted with thickened dye on silk, mounted on wood cradleboard

16 x 20 x 1.5″

Nebular Redshift 

Wax resist painted with thickened dye on silk, mounted on wood cradleboard

16 x 20 x 1.5″

Fabrics

Cotton Sateen – manipulated, dyed & screen printed w/ textile paint, mounted on wooden dowels

Analogous Study

Complementary Study

Monochromatic Study

Value Study