mixed-media collage

The mixed-media pieces are created incorporating collage of hand-painted papers, paint and ephemera in these expressive art creations. I like the challenge of mixing the hard-edge graphic element and the organic subject matter... the process is just magical to me. 

Some days in the studio are spent just painting paper with layers of design and color. I use these papers to create the compositions and sometimes include textural elements like heavy-bodied gesso or molding paste.