PO Box 5286
Mayfield, KY 42066
My journey into visual art has developed from a mere interest and accent of my art education career into a compelling quest for unique and expressive design and concept.
I began to develop my unique method while attending the Virginia Commonwealth University Art Department in 1981. Inspired by the early work of Larry Poons, I began to experiment with various materials in an attempt to discover fluid and responsive texture.
Eventually, I settled on plaster as the most suitable medium and began to focus on discovering the best support, binder, vehicle, pigment, surface quality, and sealant. My ignorance of traditional fresco methods proved advantageous, as I was able to arrive at a process uniquely my own. I soon identified my “quasi-fresco” technique and began to apply it to various subject matter.
Through my Master of Arts degree at Fontbonne University, as well as time spent with the St. Louis Artists’ Guild Life Drawing Group, I became intrigued with figure drawing. It is a delight to combine the figure with my mixed fresco method in portraying human conflict, struggle and redemption as conveyed in the Bible. However, nonobjective art remains my greatest fascination and this new fresco method adds an element of surprise and enriched texture to my nonrepresentational compositions. The opportunities for experimentation seem endless! Working with still life, portrait and landscape images continues to be an important part of my craft.