I am a new media artist specializing in creating art on wood using vibrant, colorful stain. I like to think I "nurture nature" by infusing vibrant color into the grain of wood giving it new life. I stain the wood using mostly just my hands. On occasion, I will use a small paint brush for detailed work. I add layers of color to create magnificent three dimensional pieces with beauty that is very hard to capture in a photograph. Photographs, even of the highest quality, do not give justice to this original form of art on wood. It must be seen and touched to realize its true magnificence.
I also create liquid acrylic art. The swirl and anticipation of watching each color unite with another to form a union of the unexpected is as captivating as the cells being formed from a chemical reaction.
Inspiration comes from breathtaking sunsets bursting with orange, the subtle but sublime metallic golds and coppers in Raku pottery or the beaming contrast and glitter of colorful elements of nature such as geodes.
I title my art with song titles. Music is yet another art form that fulfills me and it brings each of my pieces to another level of emotion and creativity by capturing the essence of the painting through song.