Sculptural Canvases

Intense, fluid, vibrant colors are used to develop mixed media, sculptural paintings that extend the boundaries of the canvas. Using traditional fabrics from around the world, I introduce metallic color, gold, silver, and copper paint, paper and leaf. Alternating between classically applied gold/silver/copper leaf and multiple layers of paint put on with sponges, rags, trowels, and brushes, I make abstract paintings that bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary images.

The three-dimensional and metallic nature of my sculptural paintings create apparent changes in color and tone as the light changes and/or the viewer moves. My use of classic materials while employing abstract expressionist style and modern techniques, closes the divide between old and new, giving the canvas a dramatic and timeless appearance.