Black & white photography will always be a favorite of mine for its stark qualities, but layering and blending images always brings out interesting and many times unexpected results. My most enjoyable journeys start with a single element and no clear path. The highlight always comes when I stop adding, editing or dripping paint and think to myself, "wow, how did I get there?!”
My images come from landscapes, architecture and cultures to birds and old rusted cars. They also come from photos of organic and personally created textures. I use a Nikon 7100, Adobe Photoshop and a host of mixed media, from inks and graphite to acrylics and oils. Some images stand alone from the start, others are developed through blending two to dozens of images together.
For years I have been painting abstracts which I would photograph to use as backgrounds in my digital works. In the last few years, I have begun to spend more time to fully develop my paintings as pieces on their own. In both cases my mission is the same - to create a sense of adventure and awaken curiosity through the interplay of colors, textures and imagery.