It often starts with an old white sheet.
Then a surface treatment is used. Techniques include dyeing, painting, stamping, rusting, screen printing, thermafax, or leaves and natural dyes are applied. Colour is added and the appearance of texture evolves.
My drop cloths and cleaning rags are saved.
Next I wash and iron each new piece of fabric lovingly and add them to my ever growing stash of hand treated and commercial fabrics.
Now I am ready to begin.
Mostly working in a collage fashion, I try to develop my pieces with a hint of abstraction, and a whole lot of colour. Providing the viewer with the emotion of the moment is my goal.
It is hard to stand out in today’s art landscape. For me, my subjects are personal and my use of hand stitch adds personality. My art is a calming factor in my life.
I hope that my viewers can sense the joy in my work.
I currently reside in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and often times can be found on the many waters surrounding this beautiful city.
Please note that I am not currently doing e-commerce. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, or for any other inquiry please send me an email. Thank you