The integration of orphaned, vintage photographs, digital photography, abstract drawings and encaustic paint in my work occurs simultaneously as a dialogue develops among these elements. The mixed media approach to my work is both additive and subtractive; employing many subtle layers to form an amalgam of biographical texture. The facial expression and posture of the figure in the photographs influence my palette, the lines and marks that I make to create the narrative abstract drawings and paintings. As I work, these disparate elements transcend the physical attributes of the materials and become one brush for me to paint these portraits of strangers.
The Longford Sisters The Longford Lighthouse was built in 1857 on the Arthur Dewey Longford family farm on the Massachusetts coast. During the 1940’s, the Longford sisters were both the Longford lighthouse keepers and dance troupe. In the years following the Great Depression, the Longford Lighthouse became a gathering place […]View More