1 / 10
Looking West
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
2 / 10
Peoria AZ Palo Verde
Cyanotype on Speckletone
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Koi 39
Monotype on Masa
4 / 10
Santa Fe Sangre de Cristos Looking East
Oil on Canvas 20x16"
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Kasha Katuwe
Toned Cyanotype on Speckletone
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Blue On Blue On Orange
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
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Walking Jim BLM Sonoran Saguaro
Cyanotype on Speckletone
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Santa Fe From the Canyon
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
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Santa Fe Looking West
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
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Peoria AZ Agave
Cyanotype on Speckletone

oil colors…

My current run of oil paintings are a departure from earlier works. I’ve been astonished by the colors and variety of the skies, mountains and deserts of New Mexico.  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…

Cyanotypes 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.

monotypes…

A monotype is technically a print, but a transferred image of only one. My process involves drawing on a fully inked glass sheet, creating the image by scraping away the ink with a razor blade, cloth or tool, then transferring the remaining image by hand to paper. The hand-transfer process adds its own character to the image making each drawing doubly unique.



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.