2021 was a formative year of learning and experimenting with a wide variety of mediums, techniques and styles, from representational to highly abstract. Looking back, I can recall my fascination with botanical marks and shapes taking root, as well as an emerging curiosity for collage. It was a difficult year of pandemic isolation and strain from a full-time job that I resigned in December, making room for an expanding art journey. Needless to say, having a way to lean on a creative art practice was a soul-soothing remedy. Visit Instagram for a more full account of my early artmaking adventures.
Became more interested in the use of collage and vintage paper ephemera. I'm exploring the juxtaposition of wildness and constraint, which shows up as strong, single-color shapes next to the wildness and randomness of collage, along with the freedom of abstract mark-making. This year brings my first artwork submission, a donation to the 2022 NEMAA 10x10 fundraiser (see Andante Cantabile) and the early stages of planning for my first open studio exhibit next May. Many of this year's finished work began as iterative experimentation for that forthcoming offering.
Select work from a collection I'm cultivating for an open studio event in May 2023. Subscribe to Studio Notes to get early-bird access. http://eepurl.com/hT44vH
Artwork in drawing mediums like ink and charcoal, handpressed monoprints and pages from sketchbooks.