Artist Statement The goal of my work is to interpret a wide range of literary expression through visual art, thereby adding a new dimension to painting. The media is "Venetianimpasto" a technique I developed with plasters I had collected over the years. I first prepare the canvas with an underpainting of colored plaster, then score in guidelines. Depending on the nature of the content, I may pencil in the text to allow precise diction, or simply begin to paint the words to ramble on and off the canvas. . Though I wrestle with the importance of legibility, reading the painting to buyers adds a level of intimacy that is rewarding. Many of the works are autobiographical, have family history or excerpts from my own short stories.
In subtle and surprising ways multiple levels of communication are revealed through my work!