I was creative as a child, yet put aside art until I retired. I discovered reverse-glass painting and found the medium challenging and unique. Soon I was scouring the area for discarded old windows which are especially generous for an artist because the wood frames, when stripped and refinished, are themselves a work of art. For paint I use acrylics, alcohol inks, and gels. My work includes impressionistic and abstract styles.
In 2018 I moved into the creation of mosaic and paper collage. Mosaics offers even more of an opportunity to reuse found objects and other discarded items – metal plates, broken glass, tile, ceramics, and even ‘junk’. And broken or old tools (e.g., saws, trowels, shovels, furniture boards) provide inspiring substrates.
My artistic skills are primarily self-taught; I don’t know what I don’t know, and I relish discovery.