I believe that an artist’s work reflects the inner and outer environment they inhabit. Thus, many of my paintings have overtones of the high desert. It is a terrain rich in native spirits, dream beings, shapeshifters, and spirit walkers.
I often infuse the color palette and texture of the Southwest into my work. Raven, deer, jackrabbits, petroglyphs, skulls, and bones often find their way onto the canvas. There is a mysterious, ethereal quality that I endeavor to capture.
I use a variety of mediums for my work, including fluid and heavy-bodied acrylic paints, oil paints, egg tempera, and earth-friendly natural pigments.
Natural Earth Pigments are organic and inorganic materials mined directly from Mother Earth or milled from semi-precious and precious minerals. They can be mixed with water or oil-based binders to create luminous, dynamic, timeless, archival, and harmless to the environment.
Earth pigments carry the essence and soul of the land they came from; Ochres from France, Siennas from Italy, Umbers from Cyprus, precious Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, and many others sourced from the four corners of the world.