Photography, like painting and drawing is a natural part of a never-ending aesthetic and personal quest into the many levels of ‘being’. Locating the light source is of great interest to me knowing full well that each subject has it’s own inner light. My aim is to reveal the secrets within, their sensitivity, fragility, solemnity and joy as well as irony. I think of my paintings as symbols, a contemplative mirror, revealing a domain beyond the surface for your exploration.
My techniques are different with each medium, movement and texture as well as color, light, density, line, form are the key ingredients. When working with Caron D’ache a watercolor crayon, I use them similar to a pencils. I begin by drawing what looks like doodles. allowing myself to use my impressions of nature to bubble to the surface until the image arrives. I lay down color one layer on top of another then burnishing the color with my fingers to get the desired effect. Which is a warm glow as the wax in the crayon heats up and fuses together to create a rich dense surface.
I approach painting in a different manner. I start by mixing my paints using gel and iridescent mediums as I watch colors take shape and already armed with information regarding content, I begin by laying down the foundation, the dynamics of the painting. Each shape or gesture instigates another move and the tension between shapes creates the whole.
With Photography, my attempt is to capture a moment in time.