COLLAGE FIGURE SERIES
From an early age, I have always enjoyed capturing the human form through drawing. As a working artist, my focus has been to create figurative works using personal photographs as a reference. Beginning with graphite and dabbled in many mediums, have recently discovered collage. I enjoy the idea of using sharp geometric shapes to create the classic oraganic beauty of the figures, and therefore use mostly triangles and rectangles throughout each piece. Using resourced magazines, I carefully build my pallet of colors that I essentially use to “paint with paper.” For this series, I have focused on applying this magazine paper to canvas and board using an acrylic gloss medium and varnish. I have finished each piece with an UVLC stablizing varnish for protection from light damage. This series has been a springboard into this new and amazing medium that I hope keep exploring.