Sculpting and Painting Artist

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My motivations

The artist’s life is a monastic life. But it is a life of discovery and exploration. In painting and sculpting I am both discovering something about myself, how I perceive and express those perceptions, and something about the individual, what the person in the portrait or the animal represented in the sculpture has revealed to me. I am in the midst of exploring metal as a medium that exists in the boundary between the refined and unrefined, the smooth and the jagged, the colorful and the colorless to create a personality, a story. The animals I sculpt recently have metal exposed while in the painting the metal is often hidden under layers of paint and the visual details. 

Sculpting

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I’ve been sculpting for 20 years and am still exploring the possibilities of this unusual sculpting material. Polymer clay always surprises me with its beautiful colors and flexibility in application. 

Painting

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Painting came into my life 8 years ago like a tsunami. I quickly found a focus—portraiture. Even though painting runs in my family, every time I pick up a brush I find it impossibly challenging and impossibly exciting.