I made these pieces today in my monthly collage group. There's nothing like hanging out with a small group of artists creating our own stuff while enjoying each others' good company. Both pieces make use of acrylic gel-printed tissues and papers.
Blood Moon, collage on gel monoprint, acrylic, 8" x 8"
Breaking Out, collage on printmaking paper, 8" x 8"
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.