the first question asked
oil and collage on canvas
Original oil painting.
Unframed, canvas sides are painted in same color as background.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
With most of my work, layers of collage material are built up during the process of painting. At times I use old books that are scanned, printed, then use an image transfer technique to apply to the work. I enjoy these fragments and often they provide titles for the works. I'm not looking to explain the works with my titles, but rather seek to ask more questions in order to draw the viewer in.
Ever since I was young, I've held a special place in my heart for birds and animals, and believe that we have a connection with them. In our modern world, however, this connection often seems quite distant. It's my hope that these paintings remind us of that connection.