I recently bought a new tool, a synthetic gelatin plate by Gelli Arts, and have been having fun making monoprints with it on rice paper, using acrylic paint, stamps, stencils and other materials for texture. I love the results of my experiments!
I make art for fun and self-expression. I work primarily with abstract collage and painting, most recently small works on paper. I find the order-from-chaos nature of collage, and the free-form, unfettered nature of abstraction both challenging and satisfying. In addition, I occasionally explore the self-portrait. Once I got over the discomfort of looking closely at my own image, I came to enjoy the process, and find wonder in the range of characters that emerge. I live with Randy, my wife of 30 years, and our two cats.