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.
Frank Browning and Baldwin Cook 20x16x1.5” photo collage, encaustic and mixed media Beloved Arlette 20x16x1.5” photo collage, encaustic and mixed media Audrey Knows Exactly What She is Looking For 20x16x1.5” photo collage, encaustic and mixed media Rose Dreams of That Last Day in August 20x16x1.5” photo collage, encaustic and mixed […]View More