intriguing and fascinating to me are the textures one finds in nature.
I have studied nature closely to understand how she creates these
textures through her natural processes of sedimentation, erosion,
and the constant give and take of the seasons. I use material such
as acrylics, graphite, and sand, and techniques such as resists
and printing, to portray and imitate these phenomena. From my studio
window in the mountains, I can respond to changes in nature and
bring together the textures and colors I see. In Indian
Summer, I used a layering technique, with
the underpainting representing the earth. The fall colors were then
added, and finally interference paints were washed over other layers
to represent the frost. I also imitate the way nature creates by
flowing large passages of water and paint and letting this action
work as it may. I add design elements to resolve and create a visual
path for the viewer.