I use digital painting apps, an iPad and Apple Pencil to create digital photo collage pieces. The images are family, found and archived photos, and collage elements are sourced from public domain databases and include archival patterns, textiles and other ephemera.
About the Art
My primary method of artwork is acrylic monotype printmaking, where I paint images and scenes on a non-porous substrate and then print from that plate. The end result is hard to predict and a little abstract, which is all part of the fun. I enjoy pairing this method with pieces for the Pine Curtain Project and other historic works, as it speaks to the natural blurring and rearranging of the subject matter that is inevitable through time, place and memory. After I print the image, I lightly hand embellish each piece with specialty materials such as metallic ink, interference paint, pure pigment and gold leaf.
Purchase options: Because I have a small, in-home studio without much room for inventory, all sales are made to order. Commissioned fine art reproductions are available on request, and come professionally scanned and color-matched to the original, and hand-embellished on heavy paper. Commissioned studio prints begin at $100 for 8X10 and go up based on size and complexity. Wholesale options and nonprofit rates are available for qualifying accounts. Please choose from the below images, or get in touch with me if you’ve seen my work elsewhere that interests you but doesn’t appear here. Commissions from your own photos vary in pricing. Please contact me for more information.
Terminology: Because monotypes can only be pulled once from the original plate, in this case, the word print typically means a single piece made from this process. I offer limited fine art reproductions or “studio prints” as multiples, which means the original piece has been professionally scanned, printed and often hand-embellished. Because no two reproductions are embellished in exactly the same way, each piece is one-of-a-kind.
Studio Visits: Are you an interior designer, a gallery curator, a cultural or civic professional, or an art advisor interested in a studio visit? Get in touch for remote options or invite me to your site for a portfolio review. Visits to my in-home studio can also be arranged. (But I’ll warn you — it’s small, messy and full of badly-behaved cats.)