Mixed Media Artist — Wilsonville, Oregon
My art is an invitation to see beyond the apparent. From a distance, my collages appear to be paintings. Up close, they are complicated jumbles of separate parts. These collages are similar to our own lives; appealing when viewed from afar but somewhat surprising when inspected more intimately.
My use of discarded materials as paint fosters the idea of finding beauty in the overlooked. I discover line, color and form hidden in what others toss away. By transforming magazines, maps and other ephemera into appealing images, I leave a small carbon footprint and more importantly, carve out a trail of enjoyment for others to travel.
My work is always on view at the Three Rivers Artist Guild Gallery in the Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City.
2019 People’s Choice Award Charbonneau Festival of the Arts.