Paintings; Modern Abstracts

Lately I have decided to follow my whims.  My recent works are more playful than the minimal atmospheric early works.  I realized I never went through a psychedelic phase in my work and I felt the need to look back and remember some very inspiring times in my life so, if the newest works feel a bit retro, that’s why.
Also, my mixed media works with toys are populating surreal landscapes to that invite the viewer into intimate fantasy worlds.

Historically-
The focus of my BFA was painting and I have never lost the love of painting.  Early works with multi-layered transparent sprays and washes I created atmospheric panels.  My approach is to use a restrained layering of the thin transparencies or metal leaf over rich under-paintings.  The addition of copper and silver leaf in my works adds a fluid element as tones change from different vantage points.  Those tonal changes then become more complex as they interact with varying qualities of the rich under-painting.  This method gives the canvas a smooth finish, and highlights the abstract imagery.

I am happy to accept commissions if you see something you like but it is sold.  I can work on something new in a similar direction & materials.