1 / 10
Sky Candy
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
2 / 10
Exposure
Drypoint on Paper 5x7"
3 / 10
November Bloom
Oil on Canvas 36x48"
4 / 10
Peoria AZ Palo Verde
Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
5 / 10
Kasha Katuwe
Toned Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
6 / 10
Koi 39
Monotype on Paper 17x27"
7 / 10
Phoenix Looking West
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
8 / 10
Untitled
Monotype on Paper 8x10"
9 / 10
Walking Jim BLM Sonoran Saguaro
Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
10 / 10
Santa Fe From the Canyon
Oil on Canvas 24x24"

oil colors…

My current run of OIL PAINTINGS are a departure from earlier works. I do love the colors and textures of the skies, mountains and deserts of New Mexico and the desert southwest. Working with a rough grisaille and multiple layers of glazes, washes and overlaid brushwork, I hope to do justice to these landscapes and cloudscapes. 


cyanotypes…

CYANOTYPE photographs combine the simplicity of production with the pleasure of being outside on a sunny day, hand sensitized papers, benign chemistry, hands-on control, the beauty of a rich saturated blue, and the inevitable variations innate in a hand-made product. Despite the name, cyanotypes aren't necessarily blue. Toning after processing with teas or wine converts the intense blue to an astonishing variety of permanent sepias.

prints…

MONOTYPES are technically prints, but a transferred image of only one. My process involves drawing on a fully inked glass sheet, removing the ink various tools, then transferring the remaining image by hand to paper.

DRYPOINTS are very traditional method of printmaking, the image is created by incising into a plate, coating the plate with ink, wiping the surface ink away, and then pressing the remaining image onto paper. Due to the degradation of the surface, drypoints are by necessity printed in short editions.

the artist…

A 1975 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, I found work as a graphic artist/designer for the bulk of my career. A self-imposed hiatus from work life in 1985 was spent exploring oil painting and monotype printmaking. Happily I now spend my time exploring the deserts, canyons and mountains of New Mexico and the Southwest US and reimagining those experiences onto paper and canvas.