In all my work, acrylic and mixed media, digital artistry and fine art photography I seek to bring the glow of light into our perception of the world. That is the origin of the name “Lightscapes.”
My work is inspired as I observe the interplay of my feelings toward the natural world and the man-made world . This inspiration is transmuted by the careful work of my hands, aided by the the most modern and flexible painting medium: acrylic. Modern acrylic pigments and glazes allow me the freedom I need either when used alone, or in mixed media assemblages. For my digital art, my own original photographs are transformed using an electronic stylus, tablet, and computer. These photographs are identical with prints of oil or watercolor painting, pastel or ink sketches. My photographs also become transformed into the kind of finished camera work that used to require hours spent in the darkroom . Today I spend those hours in my digital darkroom. Instead of toxic photo chemicals, I use software which lets me choose the type of brush or other artist's tool I want, and the mix of colors I want.
When I lived in West Virginia, I was a juried member of the West Virginia Art and Crafts Guild, and Allied Artists of West Virginia.and sold my work at several galleries in West Virginia, at juried art shows in various parts of the country, and (by juried invitation) at Tamarack—“The Best of West Virginia”—my state’s landmark arts and crafts showcase. Now that I live in Belize, I show my work in local art shows and exhibitions.
My work has won purchase awards and cash prizes at various exhibits, competitions and art shows, both locally and in states outside West Virginia. Additionally, my work was featured in an extended Gallery article in the magazine, Wonderful West Virginia.
My work with Lightscapes has been a wonderful, personal odyssey for me. Please join me in this journey!