Botanicals   12 x 12″
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Botanical series

These abstract botanicals are a memory.  They are my impression of the wonderous foliage that I am surrounded by.

I have become enthralled with creative cyanotype prints.  Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process using chemically treated paper to create images. It was discovered by English scientist and astronomer Sir John Hershel in 1842.  Later artist Anna Atkins found the process a great way to document her fern and seaweed collection, creating a limited edition book series with the prints.  Engineers in the early 20th century used the process to create blueprints.  Many artists now use the process with their own twists.

I’ve created these artworks by using paper treated with cyanotype chemicals.  I select plant specimens and carefully arrange them on the papers, wet them and place them in the strong New Mexico sun to process for several hours.  Next steps include washing, bleaching, and toning with glazes of color. The result is always a surprise.

 


Botanicals   11 x 14″
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Flowers & Birds

I’m endlessly fascinated by birds and will eternally love flowers. Having dabbled in fabric arts for a long time before picking up a paintbrush, I envision glorious fabrics when I paint. I begin a painting by playing with acrylic paints on paper, ever fascinated by the drips, blends and swirls, luscious color mixes and textures.  Then I look for the beauty and paint to bring forth what I find. There are always delightful surprises and the abstract paintings that emerge are joyful to create.


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Prints

Fine quality prints are available – 8″ x 8″ printed area in 12″ x 12″ size mat with backing.  Ready to frame!

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Previously sold paintings

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